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RE: st: reclink -- type mismatch


From   David Sikkink <David.Sikkink.1@nd.edu>
To   "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: reclink -- type mismatch
Date   Mon, 8 Oct 2012 10:17:39 -0400

It works great. Thanks for your work on this. 

--David

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Michael Blasnik
Sent: Sunday, October 07, 2012 4:53 PM
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: Re: st: reclink -- type mismatch

Just to complete this thread, I emailed a newer version of reclink directly to the poster  that should (I hope) fix this bug.  I plan to submit the updated version to SSC soon

Michael Blasnik
author of reclink.ado


On Sat, Oct 6, 2012 at 4:35 PM, David Sikkink <David.Sikkink.1@nd.edu> wrote:
> Dear Stata users,
>
> When I run reclink to match records across two datasets, I get a type mismatch error. Here is my command and the result:
>
>
> *********************
> reclink varlabel using TestVCVarName1 , idu(VCID) idmaster( QualID) 
> gen(myscore)
>
> 1 perfect matches found
>
> Going through 1980 observation to assess fuzzy matches, each .=5% 
> complete ...........type mismatch r(109);
>
> *********************
>
> Any ideas? I know that "varlabel" does have a lot of special characters in it, but not sure why that would lead to this error, a type mismatch. I have found that any parentheses need to be removed from "varlabel" in order to get reclink to work. But this new error is surprising.
>
> Thanks for any help you can offer.
>
> --David
>
> _________________________
> David Sikkink
> Department of Sociology
> University of Notre Dame
> 814 Flanner Hall
> Notre Dame, IN  46556
> 574.631.2736
> dsikkink@nd.edu
>
>
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