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Date:         Sat, 29 Nov 2008 15:42:57 -0500
Reply-To:     Richard Ristow <>
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From:         Richard Ristow <>
Subject:      Re: date format
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At 07:02 AM 11/29/2008, Albert-jan Roskam wrote:

>compute date = date.dmy(concat( > number(substr(edvar, 1, 2), n2), > number(substr(edvar, 3, 2), n2), > number(substr(edvar, 5, 4), n2))). >formats date (edate30).

That probably won't work, since it uses numbers (output of 'number' functions) as arguments to 'concat'. If you omit the 'concat' and its associated parentheses, it may well work (I haven't tested).

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