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st: Looping Variable Labels Define

From   Beatrice Benavidez <>
Subject   st: Looping Variable Labels Define
Date   Tue, 19 Feb 2013 11:47:12 +0400

Hi everyone,

I generated value labels for variables code_outlet and code_topic -
code_outlet: 1 "Restaurant"     2 "Lounge" 3 "Bar" 4 "Minibar" 5 "Room Service"

code_topic: 1 "Breakfast" 2 "Lunch" 3 "Afternoon Tea" 4 "Dinner" 5
"Night" 6 "Minibar"

I loop the creation of code_outlet_topic which is an amalgamation of
code_outlet and code_topic-

generate code_outlet_topic=.

forvalues o=1/5{

forvalues to=1/6{

replace code_outlet_topic=`o'`to'0 if ( code_outlet==`o' | code_topic==`to')



I would like to then have labels for code_outlet_topic such as:

label define code_outlet topic 110 "Restaurant - Breakfast" 120
"Restaurant - Lunch" ... 550 "Room Service - Night

Would there be a way to do label the variable without having to do
them one by one as it is composed purely of other variable labels and
a dash?

Thank you!
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