[EpiData-list] work-arounds for data entry on more than one computer

epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca
Wed Feb 28 16:43:40 CST 2007

Hi Kristine,

If you are entering data into split files and you make changes to the
value list options frequently, I think it is also a good idea to store
value lists in separate .rec files as then you can link all your split
files to the same lists and only have to update once for each change.
Of course this only works if you are on a network or all files are on
the one computer.


Charity Jenkins
Data Processing Officer
Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer
The Cancer Council Victoria

On 2/28/07, epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca
<epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca> wrote:
> Epi-Data users:
> What strategies have you used to get around the limitation of only being
> able to input the data on one computer?  We are thinking of splitting the
> file into two - with Type A respondents in one file/on one computer and Type
> B respondents in another file/on a different computer and then combining the
> resulting datasets in Stata.  Will this work?  Are there other/better
> strategies?
> Thanks,
> Kristine Hopkins
> khopkins at prc.utexas.edu

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