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st: RE: Help again

From   "Steichen, Thomas J." <[email protected]>
To   <[email protected]>
Subject   st: RE: Help again
Date   Wed, 2 Mar 2005 15:34:51 -0500

This is no way to guess given the little you told us...

First, are the records in the exported comma-delimited file?
(If they are not there, then Stata won't import them!)

Second, what kind of messages did you get when you imported?

Third, if you show us some sample records and the Stata command 
you used to import the records, we have a chance to help you.


Thomas J. Steichen
[email protected]
  Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored. - Aldous Huxley

> -----Original Message-----
> From: [email protected] 
> [mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of 
> Robin Newberry
> Sent: Wednesday, March 02, 2005 3:20 PM
> To: [email protected]
> Subject: st: Help again
> Thanks for helping out the new kid on the block and I much 
> appreciate your patience, but now I've encountered something 
> that's just damned odd.
> While converting the years from 2 to 4 integers I noticed a 
> disturbing lack of "03"s. I went back and checked the 
> original data (both in a text editor and in Excel (the whole 
> dataset won't load into Excel (it has a limit of 200 
> variable, IIRC)) and sure enough, there's a nice chunk of 
> "03"s in the right place. There's just a large swath of 
> records that aren't importing into Stata, and all happen to 
> be in the "03" year.
> So I re-export the data from the kludgy old program (to a 
> comma delimited file) and re-import the data into Stata/SE. 
> Again, an alarming "03" deficiency. Any ideas what might be 
> happening to these records?
> -- 
> Robin
> --------------------------------------------------------------
> W. Robert Newberry, IV CIH, CHMM
> Chief Environmental Health and Safety Officer
> Clemson University
> [email protected]  [email protected]
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