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Re: st: SV: leading zeros in string format


From   Rebecca Pope <rebecca.a.pope@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: SV: leading zeros in string format
Date   Fri, 8 Feb 2013 13:51:22 -0600

That's because you're starting with a string... Petter's code works
fine with one modification:

gen newstring = string(real(oldvar),"%07.0f")



On Fri, Feb 8, 2013 at 1:45 PM, Michael Stewart
<michaelstewartresearch@gmail.com> wrote:
> I have tried it and get
>
> type mismatch
> r(109);
>
>
> On Fri, Feb 8, 2013 at 2:41 PM, Petter Berg <pbe@copenhageneconomics.com> wrote:
>> 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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