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Re: st: eliminating hyphens in a data cell


From   Philipp Rehm <philipp.rehm@gmx.de>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: eliminating hyphens in a data cell
Date   Tue, 15 May 2007 22:51:10 +0200

destring FEIN, ignore(-) replace


Ms. Marilyn Ibarra wrote:
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?

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