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Re: st: imputing dates into a string date

From   daniel klein <>
Subject   Re: st: imputing dates into a string date
Date   Thu, 7 Jun 2012 16:25:47 +0200


this is (probably) much simpler than you might assume. All you need to
type is the one line

g dx_clean = subinstr(dx, "XX", "01", .)

Substitute -g dx_clean- in the code with -replace dx- if you want to
change your original variable.


Hi all,
This is working fine, until I come across a date that actually starts like this:


Then my code to generate a date returns a blank. What I would like to
do is add in something that allows me to evaluate whether the day is
xx and if so, insert 01.
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