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Re: st: Extract a string portion of a string


From   Ryan Kessler <ryan.kessler.stata@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Extract a string portion of a string
Date   Sun, 9 Dec 2012 16:53:58 -0500

Something like this should do the trick:

input str30 clip
"String string Canada"
"Canadian String string"
"String Canada string"
end

gen canada = (strmatch(lower(clip), "*canada*") |
strmatch(lower(clip), "*canadian*"))
list clip canada

Best,

Ryan

On Sat, Dec 8, 2012 at 8:34 PM, Donald Spady <dspady@ualberta.ca> wrote:
> try
> help strpos
>
> Don
> On 2012-12-08, at 4:23 PM, thomas bourveau <thomas.bourveau@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Dear readers,
>>
>> you recently helped me to extract a firm's identifier that was located
>> at the end of a string variable.
>>
>> I'm still working with this dataset of layoff announcements.
>>
>> Now, I need to know to which country an annoucement is related.
>> To do this, I need to identify if a portion of string (namely the name
>> of a country) appears at any position in the string.
>>
>> Specifically, I have a summary (10 to 20 words) of a newspaper article.
>> This is a string variable.
>>
>> For each country of the dataset, I created a variable equals to 0.
>>
>> For example, I have a variable called Canada = 0
>>
>> I want to replace this variable by 1 if the word Canada or Canadian
>> appears anywhere in my string variable.
>>
>> Does anyone have any idea on that.
>>
>> Thanks in advance
>> Thomas
>>
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