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Re: st: cut string variables


From   "Sebastian F. Büchte" <sfbuechte@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: cut string variables
Date   Tue, 23 May 2006 09:35:12 +0200

Richard,

your solution will leave Susanne with her original problem, having a
variable with more than 80 characters. So building on your approach I
would suggest:

//generate word2, containing all characters from variable word1 located at
//position 51 or greater
gen str word2=substr(word1,51,.)

//replace word1 with an extract of its first 50 characters max
replace word1=substr(word1,1,50)

//make sure word1 is no longer a str102 type
compress word1

Regards,
Sebastian

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