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st: RE: import long variable


From   "Maarten Buis" <M.Buis@fsw.vu.nl>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: import long variable
Date   Mon, 22 May 2006 13:51:35 +0200

--- Juan Ramón García López wrote:
> I have a database in '.txt' format. My database
> has a 18-characters variable (idvar).  <snip> 
> My problem is that Stata approximates the last 
> numbers of  'idvar'. I already know that the 
> problem could be solved importing the variable 
> like "string". Do you know another way to solve
> this problem?

Juan:
The maximum number of digits Stata can take is 16
digits (apart from string variable), so the answer
is no. For more information see: 
http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/Stata/faq/longid.htm

HTH,
Maarten

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