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Re: st: Converting string variables into date variables

From   Nick Cox <>
Subject   Re: st: Converting string variables into date variables
Date   Tue, 5 Mar 2013 13:30:34 +0000

For future reference, see

 HRF-to-SIF conversion functions

under -help dates and times-.


On Tue, Mar 5, 2013 at 1:13 PM, Heslin, Margaret
<> wrote:

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

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

On 05/03/2013, at 9:31 PM, MargaretHeslin <> wrote:

>> 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
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