Importing data description bug

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pdwhoward
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Importing data description bug

Postby pdwhoward » Sun Feb 07, 2016 1:44 pm

There is a bug in Eview's importing feature. I have an excel sheet where the eviews name of the variable are in line 1 and the eview's description of the variable are in line 2. When the variable does not exist in Eviews, and I import the data, Eviews will correctly import both the name and description. However, if the variable already exists, and I try to import the variable and overwrite the existing variable, Eviews will not import the description.

Attached are an Excel and Eviews file to replicate the bug. Try importing the data from the Excel file, and you'll see Eviews will fail to import the description.
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Re: Importing data description bug

Postby EViews Gareth » Mon Feb 08, 2016 8:33 am

It isn't a bug, it is by design. Importing will never change/overwrite attributes.
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