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Re: st: macro & file name

From   "Martin Weiss" <>
To   <>
Subject   Re: st: macro & file name
Date   Fri, 3 Oct 2008 18:47:27 +0200

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----- Original Message ----- From: "Eva Poen" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, October 03, 2008 6:45 PM
Subject: Re: st: macro & file name

Just use a forward slash in front of the local macro, and lose the
quotes in between:


The backslash acts as escape character in Stata. You only need to
worry about it if it's directly followed by a macro.


2008/10/3 Caleb Southworth <>:
I misunderstand something about the way locals are identified. The below
program crashes when I try to -use- the filename in `r(files)'. If I take
out the path name and change into that directory, then the program runs. How
can I make this work with the path name? What is the proper way to use a
local that is appended to another string, such as the path? Thanks!

. fs c:\union_pop\orig\gifford*.dta

. foreach file in `r(files)'{
2. use "c:\union_pop\orig\""`file'", clear
3. ds _*
4. foreach var of varlist `r(varlist)'{
5. bysort id: assert `var'==. if `var'[_n+1]!=.
6. }
7. }
invalid '"gifford_2000.dta'

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