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Re: st: eliminating hyphens in a data cell
Given the example for the "all numbers" version of 061266276, it may actually be
stored as a string. If that is the case, then destring is not what you want.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Philipp Rehm" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Tuesday, May 15, 2007 4:51 PM
Subject: Re: st: eliminating hyphens in a data cell
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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