[EpiData-list] Appending

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Tue Nov 29 12:14:28 CST 2005


Could it be that one of the variables at some places has an illegal 
value?  I observed it with dates: while EpiData will accept a year "203" 
for instance, it seems that if you append in EpiData Analysis, you could 
get this type of error message.

You could go to the variable(s) in question in EpiData Analysis, sort on 
the variable, browse and look at the beginning an the end whether there 
is anything that could be fishy.  This of course after you used the 
command "variables" in both datasets to ensure that the structure is 
indeed identical.


I have a question regarding appending files properly.  I'm attemping to 
append 2 datasets, and the program states that 4 variables among the 2 
datasets are incompatible.  The variables appear to be consistent across 
both datasets, so I'm at a bit of a loss.  Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks, Kate


Hans L Rieder, MD, MPH
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