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Re: st: RE: Converting date/clock format to date format?

From   Miranda Kim <>
Subject   Re: st: RE: Converting date/clock format to date format?
Date   Mon, 20 Jul 2009 14:33:17 +0100

Thanks a lot for this. I also have some date variables that do not have any format and are stored as 'long'. How does one know what format was used and how to convert them in this case? Would one need to try all possible cases?
Thanks for your help

Nick Cox wrote:
You are correct. This is a basic question that can be answered by
reading the help. In addition to Martin Weiss' answers, the function
-dofc()- may be what you need. Nick
Miranda Kim

I want to merge two datasets together that both have a 'datereturn' variable.
They have different formats however. In one it is a %tc and in the other

Where it is %tc format I cannot convert it to a date format...
If I type
format datereturn %dD_m_Y
It displays: 1478563200000
I know this is probably very basic, bu I'd be very grateful for some

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