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st: AW: reading dates stored as string variable in .csv file


From   "Martin Weiss" <martin.weiss1@gmx.de>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: AW: reading dates stored as string variable in .csv file
Date   Tue, 25 Aug 2009 22:30:57 +0200

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Well, it is generating missings equal to the number of observations, because you are asking Stata to interpret "31" as a month, and it rightly refuses to do so...


HTH
Martin


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Gesendet: Dienstag, 25. August 2009 22:22
An: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Betreff: st: reading dates stored as string variable in .csv file

Hello all,

I am having trouble reformatting date values of the form 12/31/08.  The variables are stored as a sting variable and the code  gen newdate= date(date, "DMY", 2010) is generating a large number of missing values.  I am using Stata 11.

Thank you,

Joshua A. Shindell


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