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Re: st: how to store cf3 differences in a data set


From   Maarten Buis <maartenlbuis@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: how to store cf3 differences in a data set
Date   Mon, 12 Nov 2012 13:22:27 +0100

On Mon, Nov 12, 2012 at 12:38 PM, rasool.bux wrote:
> I don't want merge/update one from other file. We are doing double entry by two different operators and then compare to find the discrepancies of data entry and then third person will correct those discrepancies in the master dataset.

This implies merging, and this is what -cf3- does internally. So if
-cf3- does not do what you want, you can do the same thing from first
principle by creatively using -merge-. The Stata blog posts I referred
to earlier provide lots of useful tips and tricks on how to creatively
use -merge- that can also be used in this context of comparing files
rather than combine them.

Hope this helps,
Maarten

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