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st: RE: Error message while renaming


From   "Sarah Edgington" <sedging@ucla.edu>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: Error message while renaming
Date   Fri, 12 Apr 2013 15:18:01 -0700

You can't rename the variable MAR_STATUS_1997.02 because that's an invalid
name.
You can't use a period as part of a variable name.  See -help varname-
-Sarah

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Md. Alauddin
Majumder
Sent: Friday, April 12, 2013 2:58 PM
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: st: Error message while renaming

Dear Statalist,
I want to use the following command to rename a variable: rename E7011702
MAR_STATUS_1997.02. It returns the following error message. 

too many wildcards in newname
    You requested E7011702 be renamed MAR_STATUS_1997.02.  There are more
wildcards in new than in old.
    Wildcards in old and new correspond one-to-one from left-to-right unless
you specify explicit subscripts in
    new.  Anyway, rename ran out of wildcards in old when matching the
wildcards in new.  Perhaps you just made
    a mistake or perhaps you forgot an explicit subscript in new.  Or
perhaps you forgot to specify option
    addnumber, which allows you to specify an extra #, (#), (##), ...
r(198);

Is there any way out? Pls note that I prefer to keep the name exactly
MAR_STATUS_1997.02.  Thanks in advance.


Regards
Majumder




















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