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Re: st: Merging and applying ltrim?


From   "Michael Blasnik" <michael.blasnik@verizon.net>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: st: Merging and applying ltrim?
Date   Fri, 08 Sep 2006 12:24:24 -0400

I would suggest applying the trim() to both files (remember to save each file) and then do the merge. The actual format will not affect the merge, only the contents of the variables will affect the merge. The trim command (followed by a compress if you'd like) should take care of space padding issues.

Michael Blasnik
michael.blasnik@verizon.net


----- Original Message ----- From: "Ms. Marilyn Ibarra" <ibarra@uga.edu>
To: <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Sent: Friday, September 08, 2006 12:12 PM
Subject: RE: st: Merging and applying ltrim?



Thanks!

I think it has to do with the way these two separate datafiles were created from other files. I will go back and see where in the process of creation of these datafiles the formatting deviate.

Marilyn.
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