[EpiData-list] RE: EpiData-list Digest, Vol 52, Issue 13

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Wed Feb 27 16:05:00 CST 2008


Merci beacoup - I realised that obvious solution just after I posted the question!! Sorry!

Dr Josh Davis

NH&MRC Scholar
Menzies School of Health Research

Staff Specialist in Infectious Diseases and General Medicine
Royal Darwin Hospital
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Today's Topics:

   1. Incompatible Key Variables (epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca)
   2. Problem with label values (epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca)
   3. Re: Incompatible Key Variables (epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca)
   4. Re: Problem with label values (epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca)


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Message: 1
Date: 27 Feb 2008 06:38:27 -0000
From: epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca
Subject: [EpiData-list] Incompatible Key Variables
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 Dear Epidata users,
                        I am trying to relate a child file (gm.rec which is growth monitoring data) with the  parent file (Under5b.rec, an under 5 children file)

The card variable of Under5b.rec is <IDNUM> type while it is numeric in the GM.rec file. After giving the MERGE CARD /FILE=UNDER5B.REC command, I get the following message;

Incompatible key variables.
Current file: Card of type Float
Merge file: Card of type Integer

Is there any solution for this problem. Actually  IDNUM (automatic counter) is also a numeric variable. EPI6 relates these without any problem.

Can any one help please.

I am attaching a child.zip  file (Under5b.rec and gm.rec in the form of child.zip) for the demonstration of the problem. 

Waiting for you response.

With regards

Dr. Shavinder Singh 
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Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2008 21:55:03 +0930
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Subject: [EpiData-list] Problem with label values
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I have several list fields in my datasheet which have more than 9 possible values, and I want to make a label list reflecting this. However. Epidata seems to only allow up to 9. I can;t find documentation on this, but trial and error tells me.
 
Are there any possible solutions?
 
(to clarify, I have:
 
LABEL label_resid

1 abc

2 ddd

3 kk

4 ggg

(and then up to 12, and 99 for unknown)

99 unknown

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Dr Josh Davis
 
NH&MRC PhD Scholar
Menzies School of Health Research and Charles Darwin University
Darwin, NT
 
Staff Specialist in Infectious Diseases and General Medicine
Royal Darwin Hospital

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Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2008 07:33:14 -0500
From: epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca
Subject: Re: [EpiData-list] Incompatible Key Variables
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Try the following:

read gm
rename card to cardid
define card #####
card = integer(cardid)
merge card /file=under5b /table

Jamie

Shavinder wrote
> I am trying to relate a child file (gm.rec which is growth monitoring data) with the  parent file (Under5b.rec, an under 5 children file)
>
> The card variable of Under5b.rec is <IDNUM> type while it is numeric in the GM.rec file. After giving the MERGE CARD /FILE=UNDER5B.REC command, I get the following message;
>
> Incompatible key variables.
> Current file: Card of type Float
> Merge file: Card of type Integer
>   
>


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Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2008 14:35:42 +0100
From: epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca
Subject: Re: [EpiData-list] Problem with label values
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It is possible to use a list item with more than 9 values. The 
corresponding field must have the good size. In your examples a ## field .

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> I have several list fields in my datasheet which have more than 9 possible values, and I want to make a label list reflecting this. However. Epidata seems to only allow up to 9. I can;t find documentation on this, but trial and error tells me.
>  
> Are there any possible solutions?
>  
> (to clarify, I have:
>  
> LABEL label_resid
>
> 1 abc
>
> 2 ddd
>
> 3 kk
>
> 4 ggg
>
> (and then up to 12, and 99 for unknown)
>
> 99 unknown
>
> END
>
>  
> Dr Josh Davis
>  
> NH&MRC PhD Scholar
> Menzies School of Health Research and Charles Darwin University
> Darwin, NT
>  
> Staff Specialist in Infectious Diseases and General Medicine
> Royal Darwin Hospital
>
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