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From |
"David Radwin" <dradwin@mprinc.com> |

To |
<statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu> |

Subject |
RE: st: Problem in appending data files : an error happened |

Date |
Tue, 6 Nov 2012 08:31:22 -0800 (PST) |

Try this before -append-ing: . tostring m12b, replace David -- David Radwin Senior Research Associate MPR Associates, Inc. 2150 Shattuck Ave., Suite 800 Berkeley, CA 94704 Phone: 510-849-4942 Fax: 510-849-0794 www.mprinc.com > -----Original Message----- > From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner- > statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Amir Kasaeian > Sent: Tuesday, November 06, 2012 8:19 AM > To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu > Subject: Re: st: Problem in appending data files : an error happened > > > Dear all, > I encountered a new error in appending my data with the below codes. > I received the following error about one of my variables. > > ""m12b is str5 in using data"" > > and I do not know how to resolve it. > > Many thanks your help in advance. > Best, > Amir > > > > ________________________________ > From: Maarten Buis <maartenlbuis@gmail.com> > To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu > Sent: Tuesday, 6 November 2012, 17:39 > Subject: Re: st: Problem in appending data files. > > replace province=`i' > > should be > > replace province=`i' if province == . > > -- Maarten > > On Tue, Nov 6, 2012 at 3:07 PM, Maarten Buis <maartenlbuis@gmail.com> > wrote: > > 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 > > --------------------------------- > > > > -- > --------------------------------- > 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/ > > > * > * 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/ * * 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/

**References**:**st: Problem in appending data files.***From:*Amir Kasaeian <amir_kasaeian@yahoo.com>

**Re: st: Problem in appending data files.***From:*Maarten Buis <maartenlbuis@gmail.com>

**Re: st: Problem in appending data files.***From:*Maarten Buis <maartenlbuis@gmail.com>

**Re: st: Problem in appending data files : an error happened***From:*Amir Kasaeian <amir_kasaeian@yahoo.com>

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