[EpiData-list] Re: EpiData-list Digest, Vol 106, Issue 7

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Mon Aug 13 13:20:31 CDT 2012


Both new but both very promising and well worth a try

Joe
Dr. J.M. Dooley
Professor of Pediatrics
Head, Pediatric Neurology Division
Dalhousie University and IWK Health Centre
5850/5980 University Avenue
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 6R8



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> Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2012 08:24:39 +0200
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> Subject: RE: [EpiData-list] corrupted files
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> Dear all
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> Thank you very much for all the suggestions that I received to solve  
> my problem with corrupted data. Finally one solution was successful:  
> my colleague sent me the files as zip-archive instead as normal  
> attachments per email and now I can open them.
>
> Best wishes, Nicole
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> Dr. med. Nicole Bender, MD PhD MSc
> Specialist in Prevention and Public Health FMH
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: epidata-list-bounces at lists.umanitoba.ca  
> [mailto:epidata-list-bounces at lists.umanitoba.ca] On Behalf Of  
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> Sent: Dienstag, 7. August 2012 22:05
> To: epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca
> Subject: Re: [EpiData-list] corrupted files
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> Nicole:
>
> Worth a try:
>
> A
> 1) Make a copy of both REC files
> 2) Save a subset of each REC file containing only the data structure  
> (cut off before the first record)
> 3) Use a proper text editor (surely not NotePad...) that allows  
> comparison of the two files and indicates where a discordance is (if  
> there is any)
> 4) If there is a discordance, paste the file from 3) that originates  
> from the functional original over the appropriate place in the  
> non-functional one
> 5) Try to open the "repaired' REC file
>
> B
> 1) If the problem is not in the structure, then it must be in an  
> individual record
> 2) If that should be the case, it gets tedious.  One would start by  
> checking if the record ending exclamation ! is everywhere available
>
> C
> If all fails, send me an email.  As I am "around the corner" (well
> sufficiently in the vicinity), I could pass by at your office and we
> could look at it together.
>
> Hans
>
>
> On 07-Aug-12 13:57, epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca wrote:
>> Dear all
>> I cannot open the EpiData rec files from my colleague, the error message
>> "one or more records are corrupted" shows up. My colleague can open the
>> files normally. We are both using EpiData version 3.1.
>> I looked at the files in the notepad, but it seems to me that they look
>> like my own files (which are fine).
>> Can somebody help me? I need my colleague's files to validate duplicate
>> files with my files.
>>
>> Thank you very much, best wishes,
>>
>> Nicole
>>
>>
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