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Re: st: Lost value labels

From   Maarten buis <>
Subject   Re: st: Lost value labels
Date   Wed, 17 Nov 2010 12:25:24 +0000 (GMT)

--- On Wed, 17/11/10, Lidia Panico wrote:
> After some manipulation of my dataset (mostly merging in
> new variables from other stata 
> files as well as from an excel file), I seem to have lost
> all my value labels. The variable labels 
> are still there. Any clue as to why this might have
> happened and, more importantly, if there's 
> any way to fix it other than by trying to recover an older
> version of my dataset?

Type in Stata -label list- to get a list of labels that are
still in memory. If it returns labels, you can use -label value-
to attach the appropriate value labels to the appropriate 
variables, otherwise you'll just have to go back to the original 

Hope this helps,

Maarten L. Buis
Institut fuer Soziologie
Universitaet Tuebingen
Wilhelmstrasse 36
72074 Tuebingen


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