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st: -insheet- truncating data in text fields?

From   [email protected]
To   [email protected]
Subject   st: -insheet- truncating data in text fields?
Date   Thu, 12 May 2005 15:09:41 -0400

Hello All,

I am using Intercooled, v.8.2 and it is up to date.  

I have a small tab-delimited text file (.txt) that I am -insheet-ing to Stata w/ little 
problem, except for the fact that the lengths of several of the string variables are not 
long enough to accommodate the values in the field.  I reviewed the text file I am 
insheet-ing and the values for the string variables are not truncated in that file.  The 
syntax is simply:

insheet using ch1.txt
A cursory search of the Statalist archives did not yield anything immediately relevant...

Many Thanks in advance!


Clinton J. Thompson
Econometrica, Inc.
4416 East-West Highway, Suite 215
Bethesda, MD  20814
Phone: 240-333-4803
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