[EpiData-list] How to change a field to encrypted form in an easy way ?

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Tue Apr 5 03:50:55 CDT 2005


Someone asked off line how to accomplish this

Situation:
You have a file with say 1000 observations and you wish to encrypt the field containing social service numbers:

1. use epidata to make a qes file (tools menu - qes file from recfile) 
2. edit the field in question from 
e.g. 
string field : v1 social id __________________________
to  v1 social id <e                                                    > (same length)

numerical: v1 social id ########################
to v1 social id <e                                                           >

3. Save the qes file
4. start enter data (point 4 on work process toolbar) and EpiData asks if you wish to update based on the revised qes file. 
5. Do so and you are asked for passwords 

Thats all.

Jens Lauritsen
Initiator and Coordinator of EpiData
EpiData Association





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