[EpiData-list] Epidata: apply the same value labels and validity checks to many variables

epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca
Thu Aug 16 17:55:30 CDT 2007

Often, one uses questionnaires where the items and a value labels might
be identical for dozens or more questions. It seems that EpiData creates
a block in the .CHK file that applies to one variable only. Is there a
way to apply the same checks and labels to several variables at the same
I appreciate that one can go into a text editor and copy the block as
many times as necessary and then changing the variable names. it would
be great if one could use syntax similar to SPSS or Stata where
information can be applied to a variable list such as VAR001-VAR010 the
same way it is applied to individual variables.
John LeBlanc
John C. LeBlanc, MD, MSc, FRCPC
Associate Professor
Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Community Health and Epidemiology
Dalhousie University
IWK Health Centre               Work phone: (902) 470-8930
5850 University Avenue          Work fax:   (902) 470-6913
Halifax, Nova Scotia            Email: John.LeBlanc at Dal.Ca
B3K 6R8 CANADA                  Pager:      (902) 470-8888

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