[EpiData-list] selecting by month

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Wed Nov 28 16:43:00 CST 2007


Use the MONTH function - the functions for dates are explained in the 
help file. You don't have to worry about how to pull the month out of a 
date as we did in EpiInfo.

define nmon ##
define mes __
nmon = month(dc)
recode nmon to mes 1="EN" 2="FE" 3="MA" etc

Jamie

Jose wrote:
> Dear member in the group
>
> I would like to select records based on the month value from a date 
> variable with the following format "mm/dd/yyyy".
> I would like to use something like this:
>
> IF DC [1,2]="01" THEN MES="EN"
> IF DC [1,2]="02" THEN MES="FE"
> IF DC [1,2]="03" THEN MES="MA"
>
> This is in epiinfo 6. DC is the date variable
>
> I will appreciate your help.
>
> Jose A. Farfan
>
> Dr. Jose Arturo Farfan Ale
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