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Re: st: MM/DD/YYYY string to stata date


From   Abhimanyu Arora <abhimanyu.arora1987@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: MM/DD/YYYY string to stata date
Date   Mon, 4 Jun 2012 22:16:40 +0200

I guess it works OK if instead of
 gen newstrvar = subinstr(strvar, "/", "", .) you type in
 gen newstrvar = subinstr(strvar, "/", "-", .) and then the date function.

On Mon, Jun 4, 2012 at 9:36 PM, Lars Folkestad <lfolkestad@health.sdu.dk> wrote:
> Dear list
>
> I know this is an old timer but i just dont get it.
>
> I have a variable indicating birth date. The variable is in string format and looks like this
>
> Mm/dd/yyyy
>
> If the the month or day is single digit it looks like this
> M/d/yyyy
>
> I have removed the /'s by
>
>
> gen newstrvar = subinstr(strvar, "/", "", .)
>
> But form there i dont get it.
>
> Ive used
>
> Gen newdate = date (newstrvar, "MDY")
>
> But that only gives me missing values.
>
>
> What am i doing wrong and is there an easy way to do this?
>
>
> lars
>
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