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st: How to lengthen a number


From   Nathan Hutto <nathandavidhutto@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: How to lengthen a number
Date   Wed, 10 Feb 2010 13:37:17 -0500

Hi all,

I have a numeric variable "x". Some of the values are 5 digits and
others are 6 digits. I would like all of the values to be 6 digits, so
I would like to add a zero to the beginning of the 5 digit values. I
converted "x" to a string variable, created another string
variable=="0" and added them together, but that didn't work. Anyone
know how I can do this?

thank you,
Nathan
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