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Date:         Wed, 30 Oct 2002 11:20:52 -0500
Reply-To:     Art@DrKendall.org
Sender:       "SPSSX(r) Discussion" <SPSSX-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         "Arthur J. Kendall" <Arthur.Kendall@VERIZON.NET>
Subject:      Re: Convert date type variable to string
Comments: To: Nan Li <nanl@nlchi.nf.ca>
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this creates a new string variable. It cannot be used in computations. This is not the same as changing the display formats. the length of the string variable will depend on what date format you want.

data list fixed /birthday (adate10). begin data. 05/28/1946 10/12/1900 03/22/2000 02/12/2002 10/30/2002 10/31/2002 end data. string str_date(a11) b_wkday (a9) b_month (a9). compute str_date = string(birthday,date11). compute b_wkday = string(birthday,wkday9). compute b_month = string(birthday, month8). list. execute. * for listings you can simply write the date variable with different formats. print /birthday * birthday (date11) birthday (1x, wkday9) birthday (1x, month8). execute.

Hope this helps.

Art Art@DrKendall.org Social Research Consultants University Park, MD USA

Nan Li wrote:

>Does anyone know how to convert date type variable to string by syntax? >Thanks in advance! > >nan > > >


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