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SV: st: rename with if


From   Tomas Lind <Tomas.Lind@ki.se>
To   "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   SV: st: rename with if
Date   Fri, 21 Oct 2011 15:03:17 +0000

Using this syntax for the rename:

if `var' != "idnr"    rename  `var'    `k'_`var'

gives me another error:    type mismatch

/Tomas



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Skickat: den 21 oktober 2011 16:58
Till: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Ämne: Re: st: rename with if

Tomas Lind <Tomas.Lind@ki.se>:
One way:
if `var' != "idnr" rename  `var'    `k'_`var'

On Fri, Oct 21, 2011 at 10:55 AM, Tomas Lind <Tomas.Lind@ki.se> wrote:
> Hi Statalisters,
>
> I want to rename all my variables (in lots of datasets) except the first variable which is idnr. The problem with the syntax below is that "if is not allowed".
>
> Someone have a solution to this?
>
> /Tomas
>
>
>
> levelsof  atc  ,  local(cat)
>    foreach  k  of local cat {
>           preserve
>           use "G:\ATC-dataset_`k'"  ,  clear
>                 foreach  var  of varlist  _all {
>              rename  `var'    `k'_`var'        if `var' != "idnr"
>                          }
>        save "G: \ATC-dataset_`k'" , replace
>          restore
>                 }
>
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