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Re: st: converting dates from Excel .csv file


From   "Salah Mahmud" <salah.mahmud@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: converting dates from Excel .csv file
Date   Sun, 24 Aug 2008 10:43:14 -0500

Hi Michael,

Have you tried the date function?

input str12 date
       "12/12/08"
       "12/02/08"
       "4/14/08"
       "4/04/08"
end
gen d=date(date, "MDY", 2010)
format d %d
list

Tested using Stata 10.1

/salah



On Sat, Aug 23, 2008 at 9:14 PM, Michael McCulloch <mm@pinest.org> wrote:
> Hello,
> I have dates in an Excel *.csv file as:
>
>        date
>        12/12/08
>        12/02/08
>        04/14/08
>        04/04/08
>
> I wrote the following code to convert to Stata date:
>        gen str date_year = substr(date, -2,.)
>        gen str date_month = substr(date, 1, 2)
>        gen str date_day = substr(date, 4, 2)
>        destring  date_year date_month date_day, replace
>        list date date_month date_day date_year
>
> However, when I import the *.csv file, the leading zeroes are dropped
> from months 1-9.
> Is there a way to solve this in Stata, without having to create
> separate columns for m, d, and y in Excel?
>
>
> --
>
> Best wishes,
> Michael McCulloch
>
>
>
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