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


From   Nikos Kakouros <nkakouros@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Converting string variables into date variables in STATA
Date   Tue, 5 Mar 2013 08:34:05 -0500

I find these pages at UCLA very helpful
http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/faq/string_dates.htm



On Tue, Mar 5, 2013 at 8:13 AM, Heslin, Margaret
<margaret.heslin@kcl.ac.uk> wrote:
> 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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