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st: Reshape command with dates


From   "Hugh Colaco" <hmjc66@gmail.com>
To   statalist <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: Reshape command with dates
Date   Thu, 30 Oct 2008 07:29:13 -0400

Hi,

I have a string variable (Id) with about 500 observations. I want to
create a date sequence for each Id ranging from July 1, 2002 to Dec
31, 2006 as below:-


Id       Dates

A43   20020701
"        20020702
"        20020703

"           "
"           "

A43     20061231
D98     20020701
"         20020702
"         20020703

"              "
"              "


D98    20061231


I want the 498 other Id to be in the same format.

I suppose the best way to do this is to create a new variable for each
date and then use -reshape long- to get it in the above format. Am I
right? My ultimate goal is to merge another file into this one based
on Id and dates.


Thanks,

-- 
Hugh
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