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st: RE: inputting string variables in comma-separated files


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: inputting string variables in comma-separated files
Date   Tue, 18 May 2004 19:46:19 +0100

A good bet in this circumstance is to make 
it a string variable again using -tostring-. 
Make sure you specify a format which produces
leading zeros. 

Nick 
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu]On Behalf Of 
> Rebecca Kalmus
> Sent: 18 May 2004 19:36
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Subject: st: inputting string variables in comma-separated files
> 
> 
> Dear Stata users,
> 
> When inputting a comma-separated file using infile or 
> insheet, how can I
> force Stata to read a variable as string?  I have a variable 
> that Stata
> automatically reads as numeric, but contains leading zeros 
> that are lost
> when read as numberic.  I'd like to force Stata to read this 
> variable as
> string instead.
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Rebecca Kalmus
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