[EpiData-list] substring in data entry check file

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Mon Nov 22 03:26:08 CST 2010


Excellent! Thanks. 

David
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On Mon, Nov 22, 2010 at 02:08:48AM +0100, epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca wrote:
> The Check function is COPY - works the same as SUBSTR in Analysis
> 
> id = copy(firstname,1,1)+lastname(1,1)
> 
> Jamie
> 
> On 2010-11-21, David wrote:
> 
> > Thanks. Sorry, I was not clear in my original post. I need to do this in the chk file during data entry, not during analysis. I see that substr() is available in analysis, but does not seem to be available for chk files during data entry. What I would like to do is something like:
> > 
> > * example.qes
> > firstname A______
> > lastname A______
> > id A__
> > 
> > 
> > * example.chk
> > lastname
> > AFTER ENTRY
> >    LET id=firstname[1,1] + lastname[1,1]
> > END
> > 
> > Then if I enter Fred Bloggs I get id="FB"
> > 
> > David
> 
> 
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