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


From   Nicholas Winter <nw53@cornell.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: How can I look up values from another dataset..?
Date   Wed, 10 Sep 2003 12:25:05 -0400

Sounds like a job for the -merge- command.

Nick Winter


At 03:30 PM 9/9/2003 +0100, you wrote:
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





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Trent Cancer Registry
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