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st: SV: leading zeros in string format


From   Petter Berg <pbe@copenhageneconomics.com>
To   "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: SV: leading zeros in string format
Date   Fri, 8 Feb 2013 20:41:09 +0100

Mike if you have a fixed string length (in this case of 7) and just want to fill up with zeros you can use: 
gen newstring  = string(oldvar,"%07.0f")

Best,
Petter
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Skickat: den 8 februari 2013 20:24
Till: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Ämne: st: leading zeros in string format

HI
I am trying to convert a string  variable to a string variable with
fixed numbers

My string variable has following observations:
1223435
34567
345

I want to convert it to another string variable with leading zeros
1223435
0034567
0000345

format var "%07.0f" didnt work

Thank you ,
Yours Sincerely,
Mike.
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