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Re: st: reclink type mismatch error


From   Richard Herron <richard.c.herron@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: reclink type mismatch error
Date   Wed, 24 Oct 2012 23:10:55 -0400

With the updated -reclink- (Thanks, Michael!) I get a different error.

Going through 166316 observation to assess fuzzy matches, each .=5% com
> plete
...........too few quotes
r(132);

I am using the same master and using data. I am comfortable discarding
observations if doing so generates some matches. Is there a
-subinstr()- or filter that I can apply to get past this error?
Thanks!

On Wed, Oct 24, 2012 at 4:10 PM, Michael Blasnik
<michael.blasnik@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> <richard.c.herron@gmail.com> 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
>> (http://www.stata.com/statalist/archive/2012-10/msg00290.html -- 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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