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st: CORRECTION: issue with forvalues/foreach


From   "Rubil Ivica" <irubil@eizg.hr>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: CORRECTION: issue with forvalues/foreach
Date   Thu, 13 Dec 2012 17:26:04 +0100

Dear Statalisters:

When I to run the following (two artificial examples just to illustrate
the issue)

forvalues i = 1(1)30 {
	use "F:\project\data\dataset_`i'.dta", clear
	compress var1 var2
	save "F:\project\data\dataset_`i'.dta", replace
	clear
}

or for instance

foreach country in croatia albania {
	use "F:\project\data\dataset_`country'.dta", clear
	compress var1 var2
	save "F:\project\data\dataset_`country'.dta", replace
	clear
}

Stata returns

file F:\project\data`i'.dta not found

It seems strange to me that Stata "forgets" the exactly specified path:
"F:\project\data\dataset_`i'.dta" in the first example 
and
"F:\project\data\dataset_`i'.dta" in the second example.




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Ivica Rubil
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