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Re: st: Import Excel Issues


From   Ronan Conroy <rconroy@rcsi.ie>
To   "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: st: Import Excel Issues
Date   Tue, 27 Sep 2011 12:01:34 +0100

On 2011 MFómh 24, at 18:16, William Buchanan wrote:

> I was just wondering if any folks have run into any issues with the -import excel- command?  I'm running Stata 12MP (updated up to 15 SEP 2011) on a MAC with OSX 10.5 (Snow Leopard).  I tried using the abbreviated form of the command (i.e., - import exc -) and received an error:
> 
> import exc using "/Users/billy/Desktop/NEW BROCKTON/brockton-2011.xlsx", first 
> import: unknown subcommand "exc"
> r(198);

The abbreviation problem confirmed on my Mac, 10.6.8, with StataSE. 


I've had no trouble with the command itself though, other than the fact that unlike -insheet- it preserves the letter case of the Excel header row and there's no option to override this and get variable names in lowercase. 


Ronán Conroy
rconroy@rcsi.ie
Associate Professor
Division of Population Health Sciences
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Beaux Lane House
Dublin 2


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