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st: RE: Can't Read "00020" as a Character in Stata?
You must spell out that you want the id read
as a string variable. The help includes examples.
> I encounter a data input problem in Stata. I have a fixed
> format file, i.e., abc.raw, and there are ID numbers that I
> would like to read them in character format. However, the way
> the ID numbers are created makes it hard to do so. For
> example, I have an ID is "00020", but Stata read it as "20".
> Can anyone help me out here? I use "infix id 1-5 using ..."
> but it does not work.
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