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Date:         Fri, 29 Jun 2007 08:29:50 -0400
Reply-To:     KEVIN MANNING <>
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From:         KEVIN MANNING <>
Subject:      Re: Quick solution for a date problem?
Comments: To: Richard Ristow <>
Comments: cc: "Oliver, Richard" <>,
          Melissa Ives <>
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Thank you. Unfortunately, I do not have any additional syntax or output; this data was entered by a student of a colleague (and the student is no longer here). So I am not sure if the student actually entered the dates "1902" (all four digits) or what, but the dates should range from 1998-2002. We have checked the options for the century as you have specified, no luck. Regardless, thanks for your help. Kevin

----- Original Message ----- From: Richard Ristow <> Date: Thursday, June 28, 2007 10:16 pm Subject: Re: Quick solution for a date problem? To: KEVIN MANNING <>, SPSSX-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU Cc: "Oliver, Richard" <>, Melissa Ives <>

> At 03:48 PM 6/28/2007, KEVIN MANNING wrote: > > >Date is entered as a variable as dd/mm/yyyy, but for some reason the > > >dates for 2000+ are reading as dd/mm/1901, dd/mm/1902, ...instead of > > >dd/mm/2001, so on. Anyone know of an easy way to fix this problem? > > See Richard Oliver's reply, but you can see that he's a bit mystified, > > too. > > As general advice: When you aren't getting the result you want, it > helps if you can give us the exact syntax that seems not to be > working; > some test data, with some input you passed to the syntax; and the > output from that data and the syntax, with any error or warning > messages exactly as they were printed. And, what output you wanted > instead of the output you got. > > The more we know, the more we can help. And debugging is like > proofreading, or medical diagnosis: It's the details, and the exact > information, that matter. > > -Good luck, and by all means give us a follow-up post, > Richard

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