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st: Re: help with inputst


From   "Newson, Roger B" <r.newson@imperial.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: Re: help with inputst
Date   Thu, 20 Dec 2007 18:12:11 -0000

I think your -local- statement should read

local files "MRecord-I-080907 MRecord-I-013107 MRecord-I-020807
MRecord-I-021507 MRecord-I-030807 MRecord-I-031507"

or alternatively

#delim ;
local files "MRecord-I-080907 MRecord-I-013107 MRecord-I-020807
MRecord-I-021507 MRecord-I-030807 MRecord-I-031507";
#delim cr

I hope this helps. Let me know if it doesn't.

Roger


Roger Newson
Lecturer in Medical Statistics
Respiratory Epidemiology and Public Health Group
National Heart and Lung Institute
Imperial College London
Royal Brompton campus
Room 33, Emmanuel Kaye Building
1B Manresa Road
London SW3 6LR
UNITED KINGDOM
Tel: +44 (0)20 7352 8121 ext 3381
Fax: +44 (0)20 7351 8322
Email: r.newson@imperial.ac.uk 
Web page: www.imperial.ac.uk/nhli/r.newson/
Departmental Web page:
http://www1.imperial.ac.uk/medicine/about/divisions/nhli/respiration/pop
genetics/reph/

Opinions expressed are those of the author, not of the institution.

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Ricardo
Ovaldia
Sent: 20 December 2007 17:51
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: st: Re: help with inputst

Dear all,

I have several data files in text format that I want
to convert into Stata datasets using stat/transfer.

I created a macro containing the text data file names
and try to use -foreach- and -inputst- to read the
data but it keeps giving me errors. It appears that
stat/transfer can not understand the local macro.

Here is my code:

clear
local files MRecord-I-080907 MRecord-I-013107
MRecord-I-020807 MRecord-I-021507 MRecord-I-030807
MRecord-I-031507 

foreach fname in `files' {
        inputst "C:\statawrk\MAPMISS\`fname'.txt"
	save `fname'.dta, replace
}

. qui {
Stat/Transfer did not run successfully
file not found
r(601);

end of do-file

Thank you,
Ricardo

Ricardo Ovaldia, MS
Statistician 
Oklahoma City, OK



 
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