Bookmark and Share

Notice: On April 23, 2014, Statalist moved from an email list to a forum, based at

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

st: replacing asterisks in a string

From   "Lim, Raymond" <[email protected]>
To   "[email protected]" <[email protected]>
Subject   st: replacing asterisks in a string
Date   Mon, 18 Oct 2010 14:30:17 -0400

Hello Statalisters,
How does one flag a string containing an asterisk, which in Stata is a wildcard? I want to flag the observations with an asterisk and then delete the asterisk. This is what I would do to flag/delete a parenthesis. 

replace flag_parenthesis=1 if strmatch(varname, "*)")
replace varname=subinstr(varname,")","",.) 


*   For searches and help try:

© Copyright 1996–2018 StataCorp LLC   |   Terms of use   |   Privacy   |   Contact us   |   Site index