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  • rename variables with foreach (getting rid of prefix)

    Dear all,

    I have a data set which contains many variables e.g. with a country prefix: "mexiko_variablename", I would like to rename this variable without the name of the country in front of it.

    the normal way would just be
    rename mexiko_variablename variablename

    However, I have plenty of those variables and I would like to do it with a loop. Can someone tell me how this loop would look like?

    Many thanks in advance

  • daniel klein
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    Stata questions should be posted to the General forum;

    No loops needed here.

    Code:
    rename mexiko_* *
    or, enhancing readability

    Code:
    rename (mexiko_*) (*)
    Best
    Daniel

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