[EpiData-list] Appending

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Mon Aug 28 04:48:01 CDT 2006

Dear Richard:

You can do it in EpiData Entry the Epi Info way, that is two at a time.  
Alternatively, use the elegant EpiData Analysis solution:

erase "abcde.rec"
read "a.rec"
append "b.rec"
append "c.rec"
append "d.rec"
append "e.rec"

save "abcde.rec"


Hans Rieder

I have several people entering data to a common structure at different 
sites.  They email me the .rec files which I then combine into one file 
periodically.  It seems as though I need to combine the files 2 at a 
time.  Is it possible to combine them in one step?  Are commands 
available such that a command file could do the task?  Another option is 
to merge the files in SAS after converting the file 2 at a time, but 
that, too, would take several steps.

Richard Herrell

Hans L Rieder, MD, MPH
Jetzikofenstr. 12
3038 Kirchlindach

Tel: +41 31 829 4577
Mob: +41 79 321 9122
Web: http://www.tbrieder.org

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