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Re: st: Re: Variable Label Display

From   Sergiy Radyakin <>
To   "" <>
Subject   Re: st: Re: Variable Label Display
Date   Thu, 13 Jun 2013 10:53:22 -0400


And the reason is (perhaps) that multiple variables may have identical
variable labels and that would not permit you to decide in the browser
which column is which variable.

You can however export your data to Excel in recent versions of Stata,
which allows you to write the variable labels instead of variable
names in the first line (this would still not override the Excels
column names A, B, C, etc). See if this way is a suitable workaround.

Hope this helps. Sergiy Radyakin

On Thu, Jun 13, 2013 at 10:47 AM, Dudekula, Anwar <> wrote:
> Hi Statalisters,
> I apologize: my question will be  a silly one  to many experienced stata users in the forum(but didn't find it in prior posts).  I am working with a relatively large data set (a subset of variables are  named  HE1 to HE160, for convenience sake (renaming, reshaping and looping))  and all  variables are labelled. Is it possible to display variable label instead of variable name in data editor(browse OR edit view).The values  of a variable can be labelled and displayed(or hidden) with relative ease.
> cheers
> Anwar
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