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st: Re: How can I look up values from another dataset..?


From   "Michael Blasnik" <michael.blasnik@verizon.net>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: Re: How can I look up values from another dataset..?
Date   Tue, 9 Sep 2003 10:51:53 -0400

check out the merge command:

merge postcode using areacodedataset

Michael Blasnik
michael.blasnik@verizon.net


----- Original Message ----- 
From: <Lucy.Morecroft@sth.nhs.uk>
To: <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, September 09, 2003 10:30 AM
Subject: st: How can I look up values from another dataset..?


> I have one dataset which includes the field postcode.
>
> I have a second dataset which contains just 2 columns: postcode and area
> code.
>
> I want to assign each observation in my first dataset to have an area code
> (using the postcode).
>
> If i were doing this in excel i could use the function "VLOOKUP",
> unfortunately there are so many postcodes that i would have to use 17
> worksheets for this exercise. Does anyone know how i could do this lookup
in
> Stata..?
>
> Thanks in advance
>
> Lucy
>
>
>
>
>
> L C Morecroft
>
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