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one suggestion: the variables need to be consistent in terms of
characater vs. numeric. i suggest you make both variables numeric; you
can change the character one to numeric via -destring- or the string
function -real- (see appropriate help files). of course, if you have
leading zeros in your character variable, you may need to do some
additional manipulation. following this, you can merge via -merge-.
again, see the help documentation, accessed via typing -help merge- in the
command window (w/out the dashes, of course).
hope this helps,
> I have a problem with merging two seperate files by their ID. My problem
> that the one set of ID is in a numeric format and the other is in a
> character format. How do I go about merging these files?
> thank you
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