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Change contents of string variables


fdta check the string varibles, searching for st1. Whenever a matching str1 is found, it is replaced with str2.


fdta variables , from(str1) [to(str2)]

Where the type of variables must be string. And if the variables specify as _all, it means all string variables in the database.

options Description ------------------------------------------------------------------------- * from(str1) find to be replaced * to(str2) use to replace occurrences of from() -------------------------------------------------------------------------


. sysuse auto

. fdta make, from(Buick) to(BMW)

. gen make2=word(make,1)

. fdta make-trunk, from(Merc.) to(BMW)

. fdta _all, f(Chev.) t(BMW)

. fdta _all, f(BMW) t("")

. fdta _all, f(AMC)

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Author: Liu wei, The School of Sociology and Population Studies, Renmin University of China. Address: Zhongguancun Street No. 59, Haidian District, ZIP Code: 100872. E-mail: rucwz-stata@yahoo.cn

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