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Re: st: Regarding Dates in String format

From   Nick Cox <>
Subject   Re: st: Regarding Dates in String format
Date   Wed, 28 Nov 2012 01:16:20 +0000

Use -string()- function with a format second argument. What is often
missed is that the format must be a numeric format (dates are included

. di string(mdy(6,23,2010), "%td")

gen <strdate> = string(<numdate>, "%td")

-tostring- is just a wrapper for the above. It is only a better idea
if you want to do this with several variables.


On Wed, Nov 28, 2012 at 1:07 AM, Michael Stewart
<> wrote:

> I have a problem with dates.My dates are in regular format(%td) like 23jun2010 .
> I want to convert them to a string variable looking exactly like
> "23jun2010" but as string variable.
> As I  try to covert it into a string variable using tostring  command,
> I get a number in string format (like 7326 ect ) but cant get the
> exact format (like 23jun2010).
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