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From |
Maarten Buis <maartenlbuis@gmail.com> |

To |
statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu |

Subject |
Re: st: Problem in appending data files. |

Date |
Tue, 6 Nov 2012 15:07:51 +0100 |

use "C:\Total85\S0.dta" gen province = 0 forvalues i= 1/29 { append using "C:\Total85\S`i'.dta" , replace province=`i' } save "C:\Total85\Total.dta", replace -- Maarten On Tue, Nov 6, 2012 at 2:46 PM, Amir Kasaeian <amir_kasaeian@yahoo.com> wrote: > Dear all, > Good day! > I have a problem in appending my data files. > I wrote a loop but there is little problem that I don't know how to resolve it. > Your help will be appreciated. > I use stata MP 11. > The problem is that I have 30 files in a folder named S0 through S1. I want to have a final file named for example "Total" including a new variable as an indicator for observations of each of 30 separate files. > I wrote my file as : > > forvalues i= 0/29 { > append using "C:\Total85\S`i'.dta" , > gen Province=`i' > save "C:\Total85\Total.dta", replace > } > > > but the code stops at the first step alarming: > > > . do "C:\Users\AK\AppData\Local\Temp\STD00000000.tmp" > > . forvalues i= 0/29 { > 2. append using "C:\Total85\S`i'.dta" , > 3. gen Province=`i' > 4. save "C:\Total85\Total.dta", replace > 5. } > file C:\Total85\Total.dta saved > Province already defined > r(110); > > end of do-file > > r(110); > > > The Total file just includes observation from the S0. > Would you please help me to modify my codes? > Bunch of thanks, > Amir > > * > * For searches and help try: > * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search > * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/resources/statalist-faq/ > * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ -- --------------------------------- Maarten L. Buis WZB Reichpietschufer 50 10785 Berlin Germany http://www.maartenbuis.nl --------------------------------- * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/resources/statalist-faq/ * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

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