merging large data sets

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merging large data sets

Postby garverap » Wed May 09, 2012 3:37 pm

Hello,

I am trying to merge two data sets (baseline data and 6 month follow up data) with a large number of variables (over 1000 in each data set). Many of these variable names are the same across the two data sets, so the duplicated variables end up getting excluded in the merge. Is there a way for me to rename a large number of variables (for example putting "6m" at the end of each duplicated variable name) so that all my variables are included in the merge? Thanks!

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