Comparing two Stata Data Sets

Have you ever tried to figure out which variables are common and which are different across two datasets ? Here is the Code to help you out

Do not confuse the ` symbol with the single quote ‘ symbol!

// COMPARE The Two Datasets quietly des using "Dataset1.dta", varl local first `r(varlist)' quietly des using "Dataset2.dta", varl loc second `r(varlist)' local diff: list second - first local joint: list second & first di in red "Different variables:" di "`diff'" di in red "Common variables:" di "`joint'"