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Re: st: unsort while merging

From   Maarten Buis <>
Subject   Re: st: unsort while merging
Date   Thu, 19 Jul 2012 08:57:54 +0200

On Wed, Jul 18, 2012 at 6:22 PM, tashi lama wrote:
>      Stata sorts the variable after merging. I have a situation where I want to keep it the way it is(unsorted) after merge.

Here is one way to achieve this:

use dataset1, clear
gen sortid = _n
merge m:1 id using dataset2, keep(match)
sort sortid
drop sortid

Hope this helps,

Maarten L. Buis
Institut fuer Soziologie
Universitaet Tuebingen
Wilhelmstrasse 36
72074 Tuebingen
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