[EpiData-list] Adding data from excel file

epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca
Mon Jul 28 12:21:32 CDT 2008

Dear Ziad:

If you have an existing EpiData set with a unique identifier, and your 
Excel sheet has the same identifier in addition to the two fields, then 
it should not be difficult.  Make sure that the first row in Excel has 
data, then save it either as dBase file or a text file (I prefer the 
latter, as semicolon delimited file) and import it (in the latter case) 
into a pre-prepared EpiData QES file with the three fields.  Then in 
EpiData Analysis, merge the two EpiData files.  I am sure, there are 
other ways, but this one works, always provided that you have the same 
unique identifier in both files which I guess is a prerequisite to any 



epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca wrote:
> Hi!
> I entering my interviews into EpiData and have biomarker data
> (variables:VL and CD4) sent to me from the lab in Excel format, can I
> add them into EpiData dataset automatically instead of doing it
> manually?
> Thank you and best regards
> ziad

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