Update Data Files from MetadataΒΆ

If you change the metadata of a Stata file while performing review tasks, the curation tools can automatically update the metadata in the Stata data file (.dta). Supported updates include changes to:

  • Variable names
  • Variable labels
  • Data types
  • Value labels
  1. Navigate to the Status page of a file that has pending metadata updates.

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  2. Click the Apply Pending Metadata Updates button.

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    If a file has no pending metadata updates, the Apply Pending Metadata Updates button will not be displayed.

  3. The curation tools will launch a background task to update the Stata data file.

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  4. When complete, the Stata file will contain the updated metadata. The curation tools track this change to the file just like all other changes.