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Re: st: Re: help with inputst


From   Ricardo Ovaldia <ovaldia@yahoo.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Re: help with inputst
Date   Thu, 20 Dec 2007 10:50:45 -0800 (PST)

Thank you Roger. That still did not work.


. clear

. #delim ;
delimiter now ;
.    local files "MRecord-I-080907 MRecord-I-013107
MRecord-I-020807 MRecord-I-021507 MRe
> cord-I-030807
>                  MRecord-I-031507";

.         #delim cr
delimiter now cr
. 

.         foreach fname in `files' {
  2.                 inputst
"C:\statawrk\MAPMISS\`fname'.txt"
  3.                 save `fname'.dta, replace
  4.         }
Stat/Transfer did not run successfully
file not found
r(601);

end of do-file

Ricardo.

--- "Newson, Roger B" <r.newson@imperial.ac.uk> wrote:

> 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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