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Tewodaj wants to translate Excel data including numeric variables with 
more that 10 digits. I don't have DBMS/COPY, but with Stat/Transfer 
this 
works:

In Excel, highlight the column and select Format > Numbers. Now select 
text format. Stat/Transfer translates this to a string variable in 
Stata; I guess DBMS/COPY does the same.

If the long numbers are identification numbers, it might be wise to 
keep them as strings; then precision is not a problem. Otherwise:
   . generate double xnumber = real(xstring)

Hope this helps
Svend


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