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Re: st: reclink type mismatch error

From   Michael Blasnik <>
Subject   Re: st: reclink type mismatch error
Date   Wed, 24 Oct 2012 16:10:21 -0400

Sorry I haven't gotten around to sending the updated reclink to SSC.
I will email a copy directly to the poster.

Michael Blasnik

On Tue, Oct 23, 2012 at 2:38 PM, Richard Herron
<> wrote:
> I get a "type mismatch" error using the current version of SSC's
> -reclink-. This is the same error as a post from two weeks ago
> ( -- new
> code from the author resolved this error). The call and error are:
> * begin console output
> . reclink initials full_name first_name last_name  ///
>>     using $DATADIR/finance_faculty, ///
>>     idmaster(index_rm) idusing(index_ff) gen(score) ///
>>     orblock(initials)
> 48 perfect matches found
> Going through 166316 observation to assess fuzzy matches, each .=5% complete
> .............type mismatch
> r(109);
> * end console output
> For what it's worth, I converted the using file from unicode to ascii
> using Python (it is scraped from a website) before generating the .dta
> file in Stata. I converted the master file from a SAS data file to a
> Stata data file using SAS (it comes from Wharton's WRDS database), but
> I am not sure of its encoding.
> Is there a way to guarantee the master data file is ascii, also? Or is
> there a way to troubleshoot this error or convert the offending
> characters without knowing them a priori?
> Please let me know if any other information would be helpful.
> Thank you!
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