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Re: st: How to extract microdata

From   David Kantor <>
Subject   Re: st: How to extract microdata
Date   Tue, 25 Jun 2013 00:31:21 -0400

Hello Anderson,
See below.

At 08:03 PM 6/24/2013, you wrote:
Hello guys,

I am trying to extract micro data from a survey, but I couldnt handle it because what I have are files for SAS. For instance, I have the following files: a) one input (.sas) and b) one dictionary file (.txt) for SAS
I have the stat transfer, but I don't know how to deal with the files I have?
I know that I need a dictionary that is the .txt file and a .dct file and both in a format that STATA can read, right?
So, what should I do?
Anyone could help me?
In advance, thanks a lot

It seems that you need SASdecoder, a tool that translates the parts of SAS code that reads raw data -- into Stata dictionaries or Stat/Transfer schema files.
See for more information.
It is also available from Circle Systems: , the company that produces Stat/Transfer.

I should disclose that this is a commercial product, and I am the author. But as a Statalist member, you can get a free 30-day evaluation license. Important: it runs on Windows; it's been tested on Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7. But you can copy the results to any machine that runs Stata or Stat/Transfer. In any case, you can get it for free and run it without a license -- in Demo Mode, with reduced capability -- to see how it works. And be warned that you will likely need to edit-out some parts of the SAS code to get a successful run.

If you are interested in the evaluation license, write back to me privately: I will be available to send out the license during daytime hours, Eastern-US time.


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