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


From   "Heslin, Margaret" <margaret.heslin@kcl.ac.uk>
To   "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: Converting string variables into date variables in STATA
Date   Tue, 5 Mar 2013 13:13:55 +0000

Thanks so much, Phil. This worked perfectly!!!

Margaret.


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Phil Clayton
Sent: 05 March 2013 12:33
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: Re: st: Converting string variables into date variables in STATA

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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