Last year I put together a list of extracts that collectively include nearly all of the ASEC, all of the income and asset-related quality variables I have been able to identify, several Suppliments, and a few recent years of Monthlys. They are organized to be thematically arranged while not exceeding a maximum memory size when loaded, splitting some of the IPUMS CPS catagories and combining others. (I am an R user, and we face memory constraints.) I just spent a couple of hours reviewiwing the samples, which I put together last year, and adding the 2018 ASEC, annother Suppliment, and another year of Monthlies.
However, when I was about half-way through the updating process, I realized that all my resubmitted samples were showing up with only the eight pre-selected variables. Clearly, that is not what I was trying to do in resubmitting my previous samples.
I assume there is some way to preserve your variable selection when you re-submit a sample, something I need to be doing that I am not. Can someone tell me what it is?