[EpiData-list] Re: EpiData-list Digest, Vol 72, Issue 9

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Dear All,
Thank you for your kind considerations and replies!
Best regards
ziad

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>   4. Re: Rename fields (epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca)
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> I guess, you have to go back to your REC file, go to Tools | Rename fields, and change each of the two fields to names with 8 or fewer characters.  While it is nice that EpiData offers a maximum field length of 10, it might be wise (as example shows) not to exhaust the maximum if the data are to be analyzed in other software limiting the allowable length to 8.
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> Hans
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> epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca wrote:
> > Hi!
> > 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
> > ziad
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> Date: Thu, 22 Oct 2009 18:19:07 +0100
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> Dear Ziad,
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> Perhaps it may be better to merge the files to produce one file of
> observations (all levels should be included).  If you decide to go through
> this route, please remember that this can be done in EpiData Analysis using
> the MERGE command.
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> Best wishes
>
> Tieble
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> > Hi!
> > 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
> > ziad
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> In the export function to Stata there is an Option you can chose...you =
> need to chose Stata version 8 (or higher) then variable names do not get =
> truncated to 8 characters.
> I think that will work
> Marcel
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> Hi!
> 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
> ziad
>
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> Date: Thu, 22 Oct 2009 22:42:16 -0200
> From: epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca
> Subject: [EpiData-list] Re: Rename fields
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> Ziad,
>
> First of all always backup your data before doing dangerous things such as
> renaming variables.
>
> That is simple. The first sugestion is to use EpiData entry tools menu...
> there is something like rename fields(my menus are in portuguese) ... this
> may help.
>
> Another solution is to export two splits of the dataset to stata, one
> containing the first the datebase but without the second datebase and a
> second dataset with only the unique identifier and the second datebase.
> Later, already with stata, you may rename the varibles and merge the two
> datasets side by side with the unique identifier.
>
> Best regards,
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> > Hi!
> > 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
> > ziad
> >
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