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st: RE: Long integer as string bugaboo
. gen var1 = substr(string(numvar, "%12.0f"),1,6)
You need to provide a format to override -string()-
Also, the sometimes maligned -tostring- has a default
which avoids the need for working this out for yourself,
plus extra safety features.
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of Wallace, John
Sent: 19 May 2004 21:03
Subject: st: Long integer as string bugaboo
Sorry to rehash old problems, but several archive searches haven't been on-point enough at the moment. The problem is I have a serial number that I want to parse into two different variables. The serial is stored as double, but when I try to -string()- it I get the following:
I know I dealt with this once in the past, but I can't remember how I handled it.
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