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st: importing multiple text files

From   "Harry Comber" <>
To   <>
Subject   st: importing multiple text files
Date   Fri, 4 Feb 2011 18:01:36 -0000

I have 304 text files (Windows, comma-separated) with identical
structures (5 numeric variables) from 304 different cancer registries,
which I would like to import into Stata 10 and combine into a single
file. Each file has about 10,000 observations.  The files are named
using a unique numeric identifier for the registry from which it comes
(e.g. 38408099.csv) and I would like to also import this number as a
variable into the file in order to identify the data from that registry.
This is beyond my programming skills and I am not even sure it is
possible. I would appreciate some advice.

Harry Comber

Dr. Harry Comber, Director
National Cancer Registry (
Building 6800
Cork Airport Business Park
Kinsale Road
Tel  +353 21 4318014
Fax +353 21 4318016
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