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st: Merging and applying ltrim?


From   n j cox <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: Merging and applying ltrim?
Date   Fri, 08 Sep 2006 16:19:24 +0100

-ltrim()- (indeed -trim()-) before attempting to -merge-.

Nick
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk

Marilyn Ibarra

I have a string variable that in the data editor in STATA appears to be right aligned for some observations. There are blanks before the actual values. I was trying to merge two files and ended up with the variable us_id like this. It did not merge correctly. The first 6 observations should have merged and the last six observations should of merged as well. Any ideas? I think I need to use ltrim but not sure where to put the ltrim() at?

For example, I have the variable us_id;

us_id
00050
00010
00020
00050
00010
00020
00060
00070
00080
00060
00070
00080


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