[EpiData-list] 3 questions - update

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Sat Sep 16 12:18:50 CDT 2006

re: update - this only changes the copy of data in memory; to make this 
permanent, use SAVEDATA. This is actually a good safeguard, rather than 
doing what EpiInfo did by rewriting the record during update.

re: the other questions, I cannot answer, but 'combine' was and EpiInfo 
fix to account for relational data that were stored in a single data 
table. I think I posted something about this earlier in the year on the 

Jamie Hockin

epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca wrote:
> Hello,
> I have three questions :
> - When will the command "combine" be operating in Epidata Analysis ?
> - The second variable (qualitative in statistics) for the command "means"
> ("sexe" in the command "means age sexe") must be, in theory, string and
> created, in Epidata Entry, by "variable _". When it will be possible instead
> necessity of numeric variable ?
> - The command "update" and the screen with data tables cannot modify data :
> on the screen, the data are changed and not in the file... Why ?
> Thank you
> Bernard Branger, Nantes, France
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