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Re: st: Trouble importing an Excel spreadsheet when the desired sheet is not the first sheet


From   kcrow@stata.com (Kevin Crow, StataCorp LP)
To   "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: st: Trouble importing an Excel spreadsheet when the desired sheet is not the first sheet
Date   Thu, 01 Nov 2012 15:58:40 -0500

Aaron Kirkman <ak1795mailserv@gmail.com> wrote: 

>Dear Statalist,
> 
> I'm using Stata 12.1 with the 22 Oct 2012 revision on Windows 7 x64. I
> need to import data from an excel spreadsheet where the desired sheet
> is not the first sheet, but the --import excel-- command returns an
> r(601) error of "Sheet not found."
> 
> The spreadsheet contains data from the Workforce Investment Act, found
> at this link:
> 
> http://www.doleta.gov/budget/docs/110630_wia_spendsum_bypgm_asof_120209_out.xls
> 
> The sheet I need is titled "DW_Sum". I ran this command:
> 
> ****
> import excel "110630_wia_spendsum_bypgm_asof_120209_out.xls",
> sheet("DW_Sum") clear
> ****
> 
> but I get the r(601) error. If I open Excel and move the DW_Sum sheet
> to a position as the first sheet, the above command works. The same
> command also works if I remove the --sheet-- option all together
> (assuming I've moved DW_Sum to be the first sheet).
> 
> Can anyone reproduce this error? In other spreadsheets from the site,
> i.e. this one:
> 
> http://www.doleta.gov/budget/docs/101231_WIA_SpendSum_byPgm_asof_110603_OUT.xls
> 
> I do not have this problem, so I assume this is a problem with this
> specific spreadsheet, but I want to make sure.
> 
> Thank you,
> Aaron


We believe there is somthing wrong with the Excel file in
question.  If Aaron opens the file in Excel and resaves it,
even without making any changes to it, -import excel- will be
able to import it into Stata.

For more help, Aaron can contact tech-support@stata.com.


Kevin Crow
StataCorp


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