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RE: st: Importing date data


From   "Nuno Soares" <ns.mlists@gmail.com>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: Importing date data
Date   Sun, 25 Jun 2006 13:38:55 +0100

Thanks Robert !

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Robert A Yaffee
Sent: 25 June 2006 13:15
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: Re: st: Importing date data

Nuno,

PS: You might have to add 2000 or 1900 to the variable to get it in the form
to convert it to a string.  Then use the string function for the conversion.
Then use the commands I just suggested.

Robert

Robert A. Yaffee, Ph.D.
Research Professor
Shirley M. Ehrenkranz
School of Social Work
New York University

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----- Original Message -----
From: Nuno Soares <ns.mlists@gmail.com>
Date: Sunday, June 25, 2006 6:03 am
Subject: st: Importing date data

> Hi everyone,
> 
> I have a file that has a variable date using the format YYMMDD, and I 
> haven't been able to import it as a date format to Stata. I've been 
> usingthe -infix- command. I don't have any problem to import it as 
> number but then I would loose the date information. For instance, I 
> have one observation that has 000112, i.e., 2000/01/12 and Stata reads 
> it as 112...If anyone could give a idea of how to solve this issue, I 
> would be greatly appreciated.
> 
> Best,
> 
> 
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