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Re: st: problem with merge


From   Ulrich Kohler <kohler@wz-berlin.de>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: problem with merge
Date   Tue, 7 Jun 2005 12:51:19 +0200

I think 

. replace caseid = subinstr(caseid1," ","",.)

in both files should do the trick. see -help strfun- for details.

Uli


Ann E Fitzmaurice wrote:
> I have variables of the format in one file from dhs
> caseid1
> 1002 9
> 100211
> in a separate file I concatenate two variables and the format becomes
> caseid1
> 10029
> 100211
> what I would like to do is to eliminate the blanks from the variables in
> each file using trim but cannot get it to work, and then to split the
> variable caseid1 into two variables to remove the blank in the middle and
> then rejoin the two variables so that I can merge
>
> the one file has details relating to household, one line per household, the
> second file has details relating to the household member so want the
> household details to be applied to all household members
> can anyone help
>
> regards
>
> ann
>
> Ann E Fitzmaurice
> Medical Statistician
>
> University of Aberdeen
> Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
> Aberdeen Maternity Hospital
> Cornhill Road, Aberdeen.  AB25 2ZL
>
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