Date: Wed, 31 Jan 2001 10:41:12 -0500
Reply-To: Robert Greene <Mhpertg@OMH.STATE.NY.US>
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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 =