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Re: st: concatenate, leading zeros


From   Hugh Davies <hdavies@interchange.ubc.ca>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: concatenate, leading zeros
Date   Mon, 22 Mar 2004 15:33:51 -0800

Title: Re: st: concatenate, leading zeros
Daphna:

Try:

Gen str14 newvar
= string(var1,"%02.0f") + string(var1,"%05.0f") + string(var1,"%07.0f")

Hugh
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On 3/22/2004 3:23 PM, "daphna" <bassok@hoover.stanford.edu> wrote:

> Hello- I am pretty new to stata and would really appreciate some help with
> what seems like a pretty basic question.
>
> I need to concatenate three variables into 1, and all three may have
> leading zeros.
> Whenever I concatenate, the leading zero's are dropped.
>
> To be clear...
>
> If I have:
>
> var1=01
> var2=04956
> var3=0906730
>
> I would like to get a variable back that is: 01049560906730
>
> This is not what I am getting: instead I am getting 14956906730.
>
> I have formatted all my variables as string with the appropriate
> formats.  For instance, for my variable 1, I have done format var1 %02s.
>
> They all look fine, and retain their leading zero's individually, but not
> once I concatenate.
>
> Any thoughts?
>
> I really appreciate your help with this.
>
>
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> Daphna Bassok
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> Center For Research On Education Outcomes
> Stanford University
> Stanford, CA 94305
>
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