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RE: st: space trouble in excel to stata conversion

From   "Martin Weiss" <>
To   <>
Subject   RE: st: space trouble in excel to stata conversion
Date   Wed, 1 Oct 2008 15:49:35 +0200

That is a solution for Stata->Excel, but Ashim asked about Excel->Stata. I
tried to replicate his problem, and it did not happen to me... Anything
special about that string variable that we should know about, Ashim? Have
you tried to -insheet- instead of pasting?


-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Johannes Geyer
Sent: Wednesday, October 01, 2008 3:41 PM
Subject: Re: st: space trouble in excel to stata conversion

"here is what I do, I copy and paste a string variable from excel to
stata ( ie. a column of observations from excel to stata). For some
strange reason there is a SPACE after each observation which refuses
to go away even after I use the -trim- command.
Has anyone experienced this ? Please tell me if I can read about this 

I don't know - you could do the following and avoid that problem:

sysuse auto
xmlsave make using FILENAME, replace doctype(excel)


Johannes Geyer
Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW Berlin)
German Institute for Economic Research 
Department of Public Economics
DIW Berlin
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Tel: +49-30-89789-258

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