[EpiData-list] Re:Search problem

epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca
Tue Mar 15 03:08:23 CST 2005


Could the problem be that the search is just marked as say 'forward' and you 
are sometimes already past the record you search for? Then marked 'search 
all records' instead or go to record 1 first.
Best whises
Claus Holst

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>>>> <epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca> 14-03-2005 17:41:54 >>>
> "I'm a new user of EpiData, and have a question regarding "finding
> records."
> When I try to find a certain case using a "Find Records" command, I
> sometimes get an error message saying "searching string(s) not found,"
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> though the record I'm looking for is in the file. "
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> A good strategy would be:
> a  enter a number you are sure to remember, e.g. 9999 in a new record.
> b Move to record 1 (goto menu)
> c. start search and make sure you have indicated that searching should
> be done in that field.
> d. after entering search criteria start the search
> e. see if you stop at record 9999
>  if not: there is an error in EpiData
>  if you get to 9999 : Probably you forgot to indicate the correct
> record.
> f. report to the list if it worked for you now.
> g. delete the false record with 9999 (enter a true record in that
> record or mark for deletion and pack-tools menu)
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> regards
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> Jens Lauritsen
> Coordinator and initiator of EpiData
> www.epidata.dk
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