> ..Not completely clear what you want, but if x>1 evaluates the first
> observation of x and compares that to 1, it doesn't look for any x > 1.
> Here's something that might do what you want:
>
> sum x, meanonly
> if r(max)>1 save hola.dat
Robert Duval
> > I am trying to pass a command to a whole dataset if a variable takes
> > certain values... For instance I would like Stata to save a file
> > hola.dat if variable x takes values >1...
> >
> > I tried
> >
> > if x>1 {
> > save hola.dat
> > }
> >
> > but at execution Stata doesn't do anything.
> >
> > Please note I don't want to filter obs. I just want the program to
> > save the current file under a given name if one of its variables takes
> > certain values.
> >
> > The problem is that ifcmd evaluates an exp and the command save
> > applies to the whole dataset and not to a subset of obs.
> >
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