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Re: st: Conditional statement with multiple string values?


From   Steve Samuels <sjsamuels@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Conditional statement with multiple string values?
Date   Thu, 7 Jun 2012 16:42:01 -0400

Just elaborate on this for two values.

drop if inlist(ACTION_NAME, "topic-viewed", "organizer-viewed")


Steve
sjsamuels@gmail.com

On Jun 7, 2012, at 4:34 PM, John Whitmer wrote:

Hello Statamasters,

I'm trying to run a conditional "drop" statement based on multiple values in a string variable.  

I tried the following command:

drop if ACTION_NAME == "topic-viewed” | “organizer-viewed” | “discussion-home-viewed” | “assignments-listed” | “Web-Links-home
> -viewed” | “folder-selected” | “compile-lm”

And  received the error message "too few quotes".  

My quotes are paired ... 

Alternatively, I tried the following:

. drop if ACTION_NAME == "topic-viewed” | ACTION_NAME ==“organizer-viewed” | ACTION_NAME ==“discussion-home-viewed” | ACTION_NAM
> E ==“assignments-listed” | ACTION_NAME ==“Web-Links-home-viewed” | ACTION_NAME ==“folder-selected” | ACTION_NAME ==“compile-lm
> ”

And didn't get the error message, but there were 0 observations deleted - and this is a monster logfile with a lot of records with these values.

Any ideas?  And I know the severity of the drop statement ... 

Best, John

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