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Re: st: FW: How to compare file structure difference before append


From   Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: FW: How to compare file structure difference before append
Date   Wed, 9 Jan 2013 17:46:27 +0000

On 21 December I suggested -describe using-.

http://www.stata.com/statalist/archive/2012-12/msg00790.html

Nick

On Wed, Jan 9, 2013 at 12:50 PM, rasool.bux <rasool.bux@aku.edu> wrote:

> I have seen user written program -cfvars- but it is just comparing variable names. Any suggestions.


 -----Original Message-----
> From: rasool.bux
> Sent: Friday, December 21, 2012 11:17 AM
> To: 'statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu'
> Subject: how to know the file structure difference before append

> Is there any way to compare the dta file structure of two files to see the differences in varnames, types and formats?
>
> Then I want to use the append to combine the observations of both files.
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