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st: RE: destring
If you make a string variable with leading
zero into a numeric variable there is one,
and only one, sense in which you can keep
the leading zero. You can apply to it
a format (e.g. %04.0f) that forces
display with leading zeros. If you need
the leading zero for calculations or
other manipulations then you need both
string or numeric versions.
Seyda G Wentworth
> I need to create a numeric variable (numvar) out of a string
> (stringvar) to be able to say things like:
> sum x y z if numvar==5
> The string variable is a code with values such as 0107,
> 0256, etc. How can I make it numeric without loosing the "0"
> in front? In other words I want to keep all the digits.
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