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st: eliminating hyphens in a data cell


From   "Ms. Marilyn Ibarra" <ibarra@uga.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: eliminating hyphens in a data cell
Date   Tue, 15 May 2007 16:45:22 -0400 (EDT)

I need to merge two data files by the variable FEIN (federal employer identification number).  

In one file the FEINS are all numbers (for example: 061266276).  

In the other file the FEINS have hyphens after the first two digits (for example: 06-1266276).  

Does anyone know how I can get them to look the same in both files so I can do a merge by the FEIN variable?

Thank you,
Marilyn. 
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