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Re: st: case conversion

From   Richard Williams <>
Subject   Re: st: case conversion
Date   Sun, 21 Mar 2004 17:09:05 -0500

At 04:37 PM 3/21/2004 -0500, Eric Uslaner wrote:
Hi all,

I have some country names in a data set.  I want to convert the names
in the variable "country" from all upper case to first letter upper and
the rest lower (e.g., "ALBANIA"becomes "Albania").  I have found the
string functions lower and upper, but I don't see any option to convert
just the first letter.  Any help would be much appreciated.

Ric Uslaner
. replace country = substr(country,1,1) + lower(substr(country,2,.))

I think this does what you said, but it may not be what you want, e.g. "UNITED STATES" would become "United states". Perhaps somebody has already written a fnc for such a purpose?

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