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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 01:19:57 +0000

If you had several such date variables,

tostring <varlist>, format(%td)


tostring <varlist>, usedisplayformat

could help.

On Wed, Nov 28, 2012 at 1:16 AM, Nick Cox <> wrote:
> Use -string()- function with a format second argument. What is often
> missed is that the format must be a numeric format (dates are included
> here).
> . di string(mdy(6,23,2010), "%td")
> 23jun2010
> 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.
> Nick
> 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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