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Re: st: importing txt file changes format of variable


From   "Scott Merryman" <scott.merryman@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: importing txt file changes format of variable
Date   Fri, 8 Feb 2008 21:00:54 -0600

tostring us_id, replace format(%06.0f)

Scott


On Feb 8, 2008 1:46 PM, Ms. Marilyn Ibarra <ibarra@uga.edu> wrote:
>
> I have the following data in a txt file:
>
> us_id       firm
> 000007       x
> 010234       y
> 321098       z
> 112411       w
>
> When I import it into stata I get this:
>
> us_id       firm
> 7            x
> 10234        y
> 321098       z
> 112411       w
>
> Where the us_id changes in the first two observations (it changes for any observations that have a us_id with zeros at the beginning).  I need us_id to be a 6 digit id number for each firm (ncluding any zeros at the beginning).  This needs to be a string variable but is a numeric variable when imported into STATA.
>
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