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Create a new variable

dhssra asked
Last Modified: 2013-11-16
I have a variable DOB that looks like 20030113 and fomatted as:
DOB                      Num       8    BEST12.    BEST32

I want to covert it to just 2003.   Thinking I could do something like the LEFT function in Excel.  But I can't get that to work.  

What's the best way?

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