Date: Tue, 2 Mar 1999 12:08:08 GMT0BST
Reply-To: Panos PAPANIKOLAOU <PapanikolaouP@CARDIFF.AC.UK>
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
From: Panos PAPANIKOLAOU <PapanikolaouP@CARDIFF.AC.UK>
Subject: Re: general
I have two variables -- both are of character format. They are called
FORENAME and SURNAME. I would like to derive a new variable
)let's call it NAME) which will be as follows:
NAME = FORENAME SURNAME
So if FORENAME takes the value FRED and SURNAME the value LYCETT
then the new variable NAME will need to take
the value: FRED LYCETT.
I would appreciate very much if i would receive your comments on how
to do it, please.
In addition, I have a variable that shows the date according to
american format ie. month/day/year. I would rather prefer to have
this variable according to european format ie. dd/month/year.
May I have you suggestions on how to make the conversion, please.
Thank you very much indeed for taking the time to consider my
request. I look forward to hearing from you.