[EpiData-list] Re: EpiData-list Digest, Vol 56, Issue 9

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> Dear Susan,
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> The tip here is never to change the variables names! You may add new
> variables, change the labels, change the variables places in the
> questionnaire. When U open the rec file, epidata will ask U to update the
> rec file and everything will be there. Bur if you change the variable name
> in the qes file, EpiData will undestand that U erased the variable and
> created a new one, and your data will be lost "for ever". :(  The chk files
> follows the same principle. The name of the varible is what matters.  If you
> want to change a varible name in a dataset wiht lots of observations then
> you should look in the tools menu. There is an option to change variables
> names.
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> Best regards,
> Pedro Emmanuel Brasil
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> > When I go back and edit an ques file add questions, etc.  I want to retain
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> > checks from the previous ques file, but incorporate new edits to ques file.
> > How do I  make data file w/o overwriting previous checks and/or creating
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> > data file?
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> Abraço forte e que a força esteja com você,
> Pedro Emmanuel
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> Subject: [EpiData-list] Saving a CHK file when editing a QES file
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> > When I go back and edit an ques file add questions, etc.  I want to
> > retain the checks from the previous ques file, but incorporate new edits
> > to ques file.  How do I  make data file w/o overwriting previous checks
> > and/or creating new data file?
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> > Susan
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> Hi Susan,
>
> In Epidata there are three main files associated to a data set:
> QES the design of the layout and properties of the questionnaire
> REC the data set itself
> CHK the definition of check controls during tha data entry
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> In order to Enter data you anly need two of them (REC and CHK).
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> If you edit a QES file and update the REC using the revised QES your check
> file will work if:
> The name of the new REC files is the same as the name of the CHK file.
> and
> The names of the fields in the REC file have not been changed. For example
> in the old file you have a field names SEX and you keep the same name in
> the new version. However if you change the name of the field to GENDER the
> CHK file will give you an error. (usually Epidata will ask you to display
> where the erros are located, what will help you to fix the problems)
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> I am not sure but I think there was an option in EpiData Entry to save the
> CHK file ate the same time that you are updating a REC file from a QES.
> Can some one comment on that?
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> Hope it helps,
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> Pedro Arias. Stockholm
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Susan Caplan, RN, MSN, FNP-BC
Yale University
PhD Student in Nursing


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