[EpiData-list] substring in data entry check file

epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca
Sun Nov 21 11:00:15 CST 2010


Hi,

In epi info 6.04d for DOS it is possible to take a substring using square brackets to index the characters wanted, e.g. firstname[1,1] gives the first letter of the firstname field. Is there anyway to do this in epidata? Using [1,1] like this does not seem to work. It does not throw an error, it just does not do what I want it to do (fill in another field).

Thanks.

David
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