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Re: st: stattransfer

From   Roger Newson <[email protected]>
To   [email protected]
Subject   Re: st: stattransfer
Date   Thu, 18 Aug 2011 11:47:04 +0100

Peter does not state which Stat/Transfer version is being used here. However, if you try to transfer a Stata 12 dataset using any Stat/Transfer version below Version 11, then Stat/Transfer will not recognize the Stata 12 dataset. (Traditionally, Stat/Transfer Version K is shipped on the same day as Stata Version K+1, and adds the ability to recognize Stata Version K+1 datafiles, if these are different from Stata Version K datafiles.)

The fix is probably to create the Stata dataset in Stata Version 12 using -saveold- instead of -save-. This will create a Stata Versioon 11 dataset, which (as I understand it) is the same thing as a Stata Version 10 dataset, and will therefore be recognized by Stat/Transfer Versions 10 and 9. I myself have used this fix in the latest version of my own -stcmd- package, which you can download from SSC, and which calls Stat/Transfer from inside Stata.

I hope this helps.

Best wishes


Roger B Newson BSc MSc DPhil
Lecturer in Medical Statistics
Respiratory Epidemiology and Public Health Group
National Heart and Lung Institute
Imperial College London
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On 17/08/2011 22:46, Lachenbruch, Peter wrote:
In trying to convert a Stata 12 data set to excel using StatTransfer, i got the message that the Stata 12 format is not supported.
Does anyone (e.g., Steve Dubnoff) know what plans there are for updating StatTransfer?

Also, an easy work around is to use the saveoldfeature and convert.

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