[EpiData-list] export to stata and view enteries

epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca
Thu Jan 19 08:32:50 CST 2012


Thank you for The answers.
How about my labels being shortaned into two letters? Any thoughts?

Mvh
Lars Folkestad


Den 19/01/2012 kl. 15.16 skrev "epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca" <epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca>:

> Explanation to Lars:
> 1. We will implement a grid view function, such as the one shown now in 
> EntryClient with the find dialog
> 
> 2. This is an error and a problem
> 
> When we export data from a string field which is UTF8 - it is not simple 
> to calculate the length after conversion to some other character 
> representation. Therefore all the fields are length 207 after export. We 
> could experiment with a shorter export length.
> 
> Until other solution do the following:
> a. export to Stata
> b. read the dta file into Stata
> c. compres (run this command in Stata)
> 
> regards Jens Lauritsen
> EpiData Association
> On 2012-01-19 13:25, epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca wrote:
>> Dear Epidata list
>> 
>> I have two questions for you:
>> 
>> 1. How can i get an overview of my records?(a list accessable with in the
>> epidata manager or entery client.
>> 2. In epidata when i export to stata the data in stata turns out different
>> from what i want.
>>    A. My string variables are in s207% format leaving them extremely wide. I
>> have specified length in epidata to 25 (as i want a 25    character entry)
>>    B. I have some integer variables that i have labeled, the length of the
>> integer variables are 2 (-9 to 8) these are labeled for    readability in
>> stata. Some of the labels such as male / female are longer than 2 but i am
>> not allowed to change the length of the    integer variables to above 2. So
>> when I export to stata my labels are ma (male) and fe (female).
>> 
>> What am i doing wrong?
>> 
>> lars
>> 
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