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st: RE: cut string variables


From   "Alex Ogan" <aogan@ArrowstreetCapital.com>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: cut string variables
Date   Mon, 22 May 2006 09:44:34 -0400

replace varname = substr(varname,1,50)
compress varname

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of susanne
neckermann
Sent: Monday, May 22, 2006 9:42 AM
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: st: cut string variables

Hello,
I cannot open a data set in my intercooled Stata version because one of
the 
variables is a string with 102 characters and intercooled Stata only
allows 
for 80.
I can open the data set at a friend's computer who has the full version
of 
stata. But we have not found out, what the command is to cut the length
of 
this particular string. so that we can change the data set and I can
work 
with it on my computer.
It would be o.k., if only the first 50 characters or so remain.

Can you help?
Thank you very much.
Greetings from Switzerland,
Susanne


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