Dear EpiData users,
It appears as if there is a limit of 30 .rec files that can be linked
together in a relational structure for data entry using the RELATE command.
Am I mistaken or is there any work around for this? I have 29 files linked
to a single "master" file and I need to be able to relate 2 more files to
this first file for data entry to work well.
Thank you in advance,
Dear EpiData friends,
I have a qes like this
days NUMBER OF DAYS WITHOUT MEDICINE IN THE PERIOD ##
However the ones who filled the CRFs filled this with -1 if there was no
information about this question.
Now Im testin the entrys to start feeding the datasets and just realize that
-1 is not a legal integer for field #
I thought that converting this field from # to <A > would work and later in
the analysis to encode this variable to integer.
WOuld this work? any more elegant workaround?
Abraço forte e que a força esteja com você,
Thanks for your helpful comment on creating an identifiant from various
variables and double data entry (see below).
I just wanted to clarify a few things:
1) Does this mean that when using the 'Double Entry Verification' option
(immediate comparison), this will not work if you have added any new
variables into the .rec, or changed the order of the variables from the
2) If you use the other method of data verification (entering data into
two seperate files and then validating duplicate files afterwards), is it
possible to compare the old and new .rec files, even if a new variable has
been added, or the order of the variables has been changed?
Will using the 'validate duplicate files' option work if the new .rec file
has the variables in a different order?
Thanks so much for all your help,
One aspect of this about unique identifiers is when users want to do
The only double entry option in this situation is to enter the data
twice and then compare afterwards, since the "immediate comparison"
double entry mode is not available for combined field unique entries
unless the records are entered in EXACTLY the same sequence as the first
time. The problem for the user is, that the system is NOT giving correct
warnings in the immediate double entry if the unique index is created in
contrast to entered directly.
> I would like the identifier to be automatically created in the .rec
> file after entering 4 variables and as an aggregation of these 4
> For instance my identifier is
> ID=region number+village number+household number+member in the
> household number