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st: RE: RE: stringto date


From   "Rajesh Tharyan" <R.Tharyan@exeter.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: RE: stringto date
Date   Fri, 30 Nov 2007 13:54:12 -0000

Thank you very much for your help

Is there a good reference on how little things like this have changed
between version 9 and 10? 

cheers
Rajesh



-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Nick Cox
Sent: 30 November 2007 13:44
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: st: RE: stringto date

No. 

In Stata 10, try "DMY".  

Rajesh Tharyan

The command gen adate=date(date,"dmy"), where date is a string variable
works fine in stata9 

However, it generates missing values in stata10.

The format of the date is 

. describe date

                     storage   display     value
variable name   type    format        label      variable label
------------------------------------------------------------------------
----
---
date            str10          %10s                   Date

is this because the variable is named date?


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