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Re: st: Splitting the contents of a cell with enter key as the delimiter


From   Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>
To   "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: st: Splitting the contents of a cell with enter key as the delimiter
Date   Tue, 3 Dec 2013 17:08:48 +0000

That's not enough information for us to identify which character  that
is (Stata sense) but from standard lists e.g.
http://www.asciitable.com/ it sounds like carriage return or line
feed. Either way, -split- should be up to it. There is an example in
the help for -split- showing how to split on tabs, meaning -char(9)-,
which should be of the same form.

This is one example, where the Statalist convention, urged upon you
all by the FAQ but adopted only by a few, of flagging syntax with - -
is really helpful, as in

I am using the -split- command.

Nick
njcoxstata@gmail.com


On 3 December 2013 16:46, Dev Vencappa <Dev.Vencappa@nottingham.ac.uk> wrote:

>      I am trying to split the contents of a string variable which reads as one long name as below when viewing it in the data editor:
>
> Banc of America Securities LLCJP Morgan & Co IncMorgan Stanley
>
> But upon closer inspection, this is actually stored with the enter key as a delimiter in the cell as below:
>
> Banc of America Securities LLC
> JP Morgan & Co Inc
> Morgan Stanley
>
> I am trying to use the command split to retrieve and save each of these three business names into three different columns. However, I am not sure how to code split to specify thatthe parser should be the enter key. Can someone please kindly offer a solution to this please? My string variable has thousands such cases where sometimes there are up to 15 different names in the content of a cell delimited using the enter key.

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