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From |
Daniel Marcelino <dmsilva.br@gmail.com> |

To |
statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu |

Subject |
st: identifying how many digits string var has |

Date |
Sat, 2 Apr 2011 21:38:48 -0300 |

Dear all, Is there a way to identify how many digits a string var have? In the following example I have 18 , 14, and "missing" digits (counting "/". "-" and "."). So, I want to identify in var2 how many digits per line var1 has. gen str20 var1 = "" input "12.205.291/0001-33" "12.176.958/0001-17" "589.275.222-49" "409.011.140-49" "12.147.825/0001-12" "010.433.392-80" "07.752.894/0001-15" "." end I tried this loop, but it just returned me value "3" for all obs. What is wrong? foreach x of varlist var1 { generate byte var2 = 1 if strlen(`x') replace var2 = 2 if strlen(`x') replace var2 = 3 if strlen(`x') } * * 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**:**Re: st: identifying how many digits string var has***From:*Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>

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