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st: middle initial

From   Michael Eisenberg <>
Subject   st: middle initial
Date   Wed, 28 Dec 2011 12:12:00 -0800


I have what I hope will be a simple question to answer.

I have a list of middle names and I'd like to isolate the first initial.

I tried but it gives me the letter with ... after it.

gen midi=middlename
format midi %1s

Thank you in advance.

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