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st: Re: Date format not working


From   "mai mai" <mai7777@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: Re: Date format not working
Date   Wed, 3 Oct 2007 15:31:10 -0400

Ok, I figured it out:
gen date2 = date(date, "DM20Y")

Pls ignore last email. The confusing part was that in Stata 10 the
command should be in capital letters for DMY

Thanks!

On 10/3/07, mai mai <mai7777@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> i am not able to change the format of my data into date format in
> Stata 10. My date variable is in this format which is %9s
> 04-JAN-04
> 13-MAY-04
> 16-MAY-04
> ...
>
> I tried:  generate date1=date( date,"DMY")
> but it's not working, I get all missing fields.
>
> I appreciate your help!
>
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