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Re: st: Generating a new var from last 11 character in a string


From   Roberto Ferrer <refp16@gmail.com>
To   Stata Help <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: st: Generating a new var from last 11 character in a string
Date   Sun, 15 Dec 2013 01:11:53 -0430

Use -substr- with a negative argument to get last characters :

substr("abcdef",-3,.) = "def"

See - help substr - for details.

On Sat, Dec 14, 2013 at 6:23 PM, lars Folkestad <statalars@gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear listers
>
> I want to do generate a new var from the last 11 character of a string variable. I normally count the possitions that i want and use the substring command, but my oldvar has contains different number of characters. The first position of interest maybe nr 1 in some observations and number 15 in others.
>
> Whats the best way to do this?
>
> Lars
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