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Re: st: Stata 12 bug report: -rename- with wild card (*) used in do-file


From   William Buchanan <william@williambuchanan.net>
To   "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: st: Stata 12 bug report: -rename- with wild card (*) used in do-file
Date   Wed, 8 Aug 2012 08:09:00 -0700

Why not use one of the -renvars- functions if the only thing you are doing is substituting "_" with "1_"?  Seems like it would make things much easier.

HTH,
Billy

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On Aug 8, 2012, at 7:54, Gundi Knies <gknies@essex.ac.uk> wrote:

> Hey folks
> I was planning to use -renpfix- to change a series of variable prefixes in my data file but noted that users are pointed toward using -rename- instead. Fine ..
> Now, the issue is that I found that the following command does the desired renames if I execute it interactively in Stata 12, but not when I include it in a do-file:
> rename *_* *1_*
> The error message suggests the wild card * is an invalid name"=.
> Am I missing something?
> 
> Best,
> Gundi
> 
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