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st: RE: Issue with date function


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: Issue with date function
Date   Mon, 7 Apr 2008 17:50:21 +0100

Extract from the help: 

  The date() function

    The syntax of function date() is

            date(string, mask [, topyear])

Thus 

. di date("31/12/94", "DMY", 2010)
12783

. gen datef = date(datestr, "DMY", 2010) 

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

Nuno

I'm haing a problem with the date function when trying to convert a
string
variable into a date variables. My string variable is datestr and
contains
dates in the following format "31/12/94", ie, DMY. I've tried to use the
date function using the following syntax:

gen datef = date(datestr, "DMY")

I've already used this deffinition and it worked well, but the date had
the
format "31/12/1994". Is there a way of using the date function with the
format I'm currently using, ie, with the last two digits in year?


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