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st: Re: Re: substring help
sorry I though you wanted the last part of the string!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Marcela Perticara" <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, June 07, 2005 10:56 AM
Subject: st: Re: substring help
> Something that should work
> gen str2 state=reverse(substr(reverse(cntyname),1,2))
> There must be an easiest way, but I always choose the less efficient one!
> Other options are
> gen str2 state=substr(cntyname,index(cntyname," ")+1,2)
> gen str2 state=word(cntyname,2)
> but these won´t work if there is another space in the name of the county.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Heather Gold" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: <email@example.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, June 07, 2005 10:32 AM
> Subject: st: substring help
> > Dear Fellow Listers -
> > Someone has probably figured this out previously, but I can't seem to
> > exactly what I need in the archives or help...
> > I have a string variable with county and state names merged as one
> > 15 characters long. I need to get rid of the trailing state name.
> > For example, I have:
> > Genesee NY
> > Bronx NY
> > Queens NY
> > And I want to have only:
> > Genesee
> > Bronx
> > Queens
> > I tried
> > gen cnty=substr(cntyname, -2,2)
> > But that does the "opposite" of what I want, ie, returns "NY".
> > Because the county name varies in length, I can't just do a substring of
> > specific length, starting from the beginning of the variable.
> > Shouldn't there be an obvious solution? I can't find it.
> > Thanks,
> > Heather
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