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st: Using Global Variables to Specify directories in dictionaries


From   Stata List <statalistemail@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: Using Global Variables to Specify directories in dictionaries
Date   Mon, 17 Sep 2012 13:37:30 -0400

I am trying to loop an infiling protocol through several datasets with
different names. I am using the following:

global dictionarypath="$root_path\$dataset_to_use.abc"
infile using "$root_path\Dictionary.dct", clear

The dictionary starts like this:

dictionary using "$dictionarypath" {

I get the following error:

file $dictionarypath.raw not found
dictionary invalid

I've played with including and not including the file extension, and
the directory seems correct. Any help would be appreciated.
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