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st: RE: RE : Help with string problem


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: RE : Help with string problem
Date   Fri, 25 Aug 2006 13:01:00 +0100

This can be telescoped to 

gen apatkey2 = substr(apatkey,strpos(apatkey,"C"), 9)

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

Nicolas Couderc
 
> If all your ids are 9 chars wide and begining with a capital 
> C, to deleting
> everything else than the id, you can try :
> 
> gen apatkey2=""
> replace apatkey2= substr(apatkey,strpos(apatkey,"C"), 9)

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