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Re: st: Splitting a string variable

From   Richard Goldstein <>
Subject   Re: st: Splitting a string variable
Date   Mon, 17 Oct 2005 09:55:51 -0400

gen str newvar=substr(oldvar,1,4)

The above assumes that all data are like the one example you gave

Mosca, Ilaria wrote:
I am dealing with a string variable that has 4 figures and 2 letters,
something like this: 1234AB
As you can see there is no space, or comma, etc. divinding the figures
from the letters. What I wanna do is to create a new variable where I only keep the
figures and drop the letters. How can I do that? Does the command SPLIT
help me in this?
Thank you very much.

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