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Re: st: String Variable


From   Richard Goldstein <richgold@ix.netcom.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: String Variable
Date   Wed, 08 Jun 2011 10:17:55 -0400

try this

gen byte newvar=strpos(string variable,"A")>0

substitute the name of your string variable for "string variable"

Rich

On 6/8/11 10:08 AM, yj wrote:
> Hello, I'm a new user of STATA. 
> 
> I would like to generate a new variable if a concatenated string variable
> contains the character I want.
> 
> eg. 
> 
> observation            string variable
> 1                          ABC
> 2                          BC
> 3                          AC
> 4                          AFC
> 5                          A
> 
> I would like to create a new variable for observations where the string
> variable contains the letter A (its position in the string variable is
> irrelevant).
> 
> Please help, thank you!
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