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Re: st: Wildcard for string variables

From   Richard Goldstein <>
Subject   Re: st: Wildcard for string variables
Date   Thu, 17 Jul 2008 09:02:05 -0400

I don't see any need for a wildcard; how about

gen byte newvar=substr(sequence,1,4)=="Tim"


Hugh Colaco wrote:
Hi Statalisters,

I am not sure how the string wildcard works. For example, I have a
string variable called "sequence" that has the following

1. "Tim and Tom and Jane"
2. "Tim and Jane and Tom"
3. "Tom and Jane and Harry"
4. "Jane and Jill"

I want to generate a new variable that equals one if Tim is the first
name mentioned, and zero otherwise.

Thanks in advance,

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