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st: ss# imports as scientific notation

From   Robin Newberry <>
Subject   st: ss# imports as scientific notation
Date   Mon, 7 Mar 2005 13:11:18 -0500

For some reason when I was importing a comma delimited dataset into Stata it converted all of the SS# info into scientific notation. The #'s weren't in standard ss# format (999-99-9999) but unformatted (999999999), so the end result was 9.99e+08. Currently the filed is in %10.0g format - is there a way to convert these back to a non numeric field?
W. Robert Newberry, IV CIH, CHMM
Chief Environmental Health and Safety Officer
Clemson University
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