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From   "Martin Weiss" <martin.weiss1@gmx.de>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: AW: Data transfer woes
Date   Wed, 24 Jun 2009 09:40:38 +0200

<> 

Does this example address your problem?

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clear*
inp str20 date
"19mar2009 23:59:43"
end
gen date2=date(date, "DMYhms")
format date2 %td
l, noobs
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HTH
Martin


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[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] Im Auftrag von Clemens P.
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Gesendet: Mittwoch, 24. Juni 2009 09:12
An: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Betreff: st: Data transfer woes

Hello,

I am new to STATA and I am having a problem with date fields when 
transferring data from SQL Server to STATA 10 format using StatTransfer 9.

In the database the date fields are specified as Date, not DateTime.  
When I do the transfer the fields come out as long with format %tc. When 
I browse the data I see "19mar2009 23:59:43".

My programs depend on the field to be of the form %td, as in "19mar2009" 
and thus my programs break!  I try changing the format to %td and when I 
brows the data as see 1.454e+12.

I notice that usually date fields are of the type float and changing 
/setting the format to %td gives me what i need

Could someone please help me by telling me what I am doing wrong.

Kind regards,

Clemens
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