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Date:         Wed, 31 Jan 2001 10:41:12 -0500
Reply-To:     Robert Greene <Mhpertg@OMH.STATE.NY.US>
Sender:       "SPSSX(r) Discussion" <SPSSX-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         Robert Greene <Mhpertg@OMH.STATE.NY.US>
Subject:      Dates to Missing Values
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Raynald Levesque and Victor Torres

Saw your notes, and wondered if you could use

RECODE DATE ('02-jan-1800' = missing) (ELSE=COPY)

or something like that to eliminate the value that your system is putting in.

The other question I had is what is the format of your date variable.

Is it a string or numeric. Is it in SPSS format?

If it is SPSS format, you will have to use something like

COMPUTE TESTDATE =


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