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"Martin Weiss" <martin.weiss1@gmx.de> |

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st: AW: How to make ID as 01 instead of 1 |

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Mon, 14 Dec 2009 13:46:59 +0100 |

<> You cannot -replace- the numeric variable because -replace- cannot promote the data type to -string-. Just create a new variable, then: ************* gen newx="0"+string(x) ************* You could also -format- the numeric variable -format x %02.0f- to achieve a similar effect, without changing the actual contents of the variable... HTH Martin -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht----- Von: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] Im Auftrag von Quang Nguyen Gesendet: Montag, 14. Dezember 2009 13:45 An: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu Betreff: st: How to make ID as 01 instead of 1 Dear all: Can you show me how I can generate ID in the following manner: 01, 02..... instead of 1, 2, 3...? >From the original data, I have ID in the form of 1, 2, ...... I then use the following commands: tostring ID, replace replace x = "01" if x=="1" There was a message "type mismatch". Any help is appreciated. Sincerely yours, Quang -- "My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me." - Jim Valvano * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

**Follow-Ups**:**st: RE: AW: How to make ID as 01 instead of 1***From:*"Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>

**References**:**st: How to make ID as 01 instead of 1***From:*Quang Nguyen <quangn@gmail.com>

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