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Re: st: seperate text in a variable repeatedly across many variables


From   Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: seperate text in a variable repeatedly across many variables
Date   Fri, 25 Feb 2011 08:43:13 +0000

The syntax of your -foreach- call is wrong. Look again at the help to
see the forms alllowed and try

foreach v of var household_history_* {
            split `v', p(";")
}

Nick

On Fri, Feb 25, 2011 at 8:36 AM, Ben Ammar <Ben-Ammar@gmx.de> wrote:

> I'm new to Stata so please excuse if this question isn't the greatest:
>
> I want to seperate a text (string) across several variables. In each variable (household_history_1 up to household_history_100) there's a semicolon. So I thought of:
>
> .foreach household_history_* {
> .split household_history_*, p(";")
> .}
>
> unfortunately Stata says "too many variables specified". Maybe the approach is entirely wrong. I'd be very thankful for any comments!
>
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