AW: [EpiData-list] Re: EpiData-list Digest, Vol 72, Issue 7

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Thu Oct 22 13:12:21 CDT 2009

In the export function to Stata there is an Option you can need to chose Stata version 8 (or higher) then variable names do not get truncated to 8 characters.
I think that will work

Marcel Zwahlen
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine
University Bern, Switzerland
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I have had 2 date related vaiables called "datebase1" and "datebase2"
in EpiData. When exported them into STATA, they are showing as "datebase" and "datebase" and both variables contain the same value now which is not correct.

It might be due to the total number of characters for the variable name, but my question is how can I fix it?

Best regards

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