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Re: st: Converting string variables into date variables in STATA


From   Phil Clayton <philclayton@internode.on.net>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Converting string variables into date variables in STATA
Date   Tue, 5 Mar 2013 22:02:57 +0930

You need to specify the century. Try:
gen DVadmission1 = date(Admission_date_1_12M, "DM20Y")

Phil

On 05/03/2013, at 9:31 PM, MargaretHeslin <Margaret.Heslin@kcl.ac.uk> wrote:

> Hi all,
> 
> I would really appreciate some help.
> 
> I have dates in a string format as follows (dmy):
> 
> 19.09.02
> 01.12.09 etc
> 
> I have tried using the following command to convert to date format but the
> new variable comes up blank. Any suggestions as to what I am doing wrong?
> 
> DVadmission1 is new new date variable
> Admission_date_1_12M is the origianl string date variable
> 
> gen DVadmission1 = date(Admission_date_1_12M, "DMY")
> format DVadmission1 %td 
> 
> Many thanks,
> Margaret Heslin.
> 
> 
> 
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