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Re: st: Assign variable labels after importing data from Microsoft Excel


From   Eric Booth <eric.a.booth@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Assign variable labels after importing data from Microsoft Excel
Date   Mon, 19 Mar 2012 13:43:58 -0500

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clear
input str15 (id  time var1   var2    var3) 
label_id    label_time  label_var1  label_var2   label_var3
1     1960     123  1234   a34
end

**
foreach x of varlist * {
   label var `x' `"`=`x'[1]'"' 
	}
drop in 1
foreach x of varlist * {
   cap destring `x', replace
	}
desc	
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- Eric
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Eric A. Booth
Public Policy Research Institute 
Texas A&M University
ebooth@ppri.tamu.edu
+979.845.6754

On Mar 19, 2012, at 1:30 PM, Iulian Ihnatov wrote:

> Dear Statalisters,
> I need to import a Microsoft Excel sheet content (panel data) in Stata 12 that looks as follows:
> id              time                  var1               var2                var3 .....
> label_id    label_time       label_var1    label_var2       label_var3 ...
> 1                1960                123                1234               234
> ...
> 
> My problem is to use the values of the second row as value labels for the variable names in the first row. The - import excel - part is the easy one. I looked through the variable label management modules on the SSC archive and could't find an appropriate package to solve my problem. Thus, any help would be highly appreciated.
> 
> -- 
> Iulian IHNATOV
> --------------------------
> Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi
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