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st: RE: Substring command


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: Substring command
Date   Thu, 20 Apr 2006 12:33:40 +0100

-subinstr()- is a function, not a command. 

What you should do is use the correct syntax. 

-subinstr()- needs four arguments, not three. 

replace code = subinstr(code, "-", "", .) 

Nick 
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 

Mosca, Ilaria
 
> I have a string variable that looks like the following:
> 100-2555
> 500-2341
> 564-5213
> I would like to generate another variable that takes away the dash. In
> other words, the new variable would be the following:
> 1002555
> 5002341
> 5645213
> 
> I tried with the command  --replace code = subinstr(code,"-","")
> But I obtain an "invalid syntax r(198)" message.
> 
> What should I do? 

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