[EpiData-list] Error in exporting .epx file to .dta

EpiData development and support epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca
Mon Oct 23 13:59:36 CDT 2017

What version of Stata did you export to? The default setting is 
exporting to Stata 9

Kind regards,
Torsten Bonde Christiansen

On 2017-10-23 16:42, EpiData development and support wrote:
> Dear team members,
> I had entered data in an .epx file created using EpiData Manager v4.2.0.0
> with jumps set for certain variables using the last defined and second last
> defined missing values. A unique identifier was also created for each
> record by combining two integer fields.
> On importing the data to stata for analysis, the following issues have been
> noted:
> 1. The unique id field remains empty in the stata file
> 2. Wherever, missing values were indicated in the .epx file, they appear as
> large random numbers in the stata file and not as the actual value that was
> entered. For example, age entered as 999 (missing) in the .epx file shows
> up as "32740" in the stata file. This happens only when the "missing" box
> is ticked while assigning value labels for categorical or continuous
> variables.
> This issue has been noted in the previous versions of epidata manager as
> well as while exporting to newer versions of stata and SPSS.
> I have attached the sample .epx file and the .dta file for your reference.
> Thanks and Regards
> Dr. Divya Nair
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