Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2002 08:17:16 -0600
Reply-To: Amy Swinford <aimless35@QWEST.NET>
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From: Amy Swinford <aimless35@QWEST.NET>
Subject: Re: "safe" merging?
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24 messages on 'safe' merging and not one mentions my favorite:
Who cares what others have 'added' to the data, don't merge what you don't need.
> Does anyone have some code they will share for doing a "safe" merge? By
> "safe" merge I mean that if there are identical variables in the second
> dataset then they will not get used. I know this is the case with SQL merges
> but then you get these stupid warning messages coming out if the same
> variable is in the second dataset. These warning messages are a nuisance for
> Clinical reporting because you have got to check every one of the damn
> things. I don't know any way to suppress them, though they are easy enough
> to identify. It just would be nicer if they weren't there.
> Any ideas?