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Re: st: Change letter in string


From   Antoine Terracol <Antoine.Terracol@univ-paris1.fr>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Change letter in string
Date   Mon, 28 Jun 2010 11:10:31 +0200

see -subinstr()-

replace lastname=subinstr(lastname,"e","a",.)

Antoine

On 28/06/2010 11:05, mt2235@columbia.edu wrote:
Hi,

I would like to ask you how I can change a letter in a string in stata.
For example I have a variable that contains last names. How can I change
the letter "e" with the letter "a" in all names? (i.e. if the name is
Beth I want to change it into Bath"

Thank you
Margie
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