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st: date formatting

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To   [email protected]
Subject   st: date formatting
Date   Thu, 19 Feb 2004 06:25:21 -0500

A simple question for which I've had trouble finding an answer:

A file has a date variable without delimiters -


I need to extract the first four digits as a new variable 'year'.

Can you please help?

Thank you

Norm Christopher

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