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Re: st: Truncated string observations from CSPro

From   Nick Cox <>
Subject   Re: st: Truncated string observations from CSPro
Date   Mon, 11 Feb 2013 21:48:38 +0000

One kind of truncation could be that no version of Stata allows string
variables longer than 244 characters. See -help limits-. Perhaps you
are referring to something else, but let's exclude that as a


On Mon, Feb 11, 2013 at 8:36 PM, Donovan, Kathleen
<> wrote:
> We are getting truncated string observations when we bring data field notes from a CSPro database. We are not sure which program is causing the problem either; CSPro or Stata.  Looking at the CSPro-created dictionary, I cannot tell what is determining string value length.  This is automatically created and I don't know how to systemically edit it to tell stata which string fields should be longer. Anyone else have this problem or know what causes truncated string values?

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