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SV: st: SV: leading zeros in string format


From   Petter Berg <pbe@copenhageneconomics.com>
To   "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   SV: st: SV: leading zeros in string format
Date   Fri, 8 Feb 2013 20:57:08 +0100

That's probably because you have a string to start with. Start by destringing it.
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Från: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] f&#246;r Michael Stewart [michaelstewartresearch@gmail.com]
Skickat: den 8 februari 2013 20:45
Till: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Ämne: Re: st: SV: leading zeros in string format

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
> ________________________________________
> Från: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] f&#246;r Michael Stewart [michaelstewartresearch@gmail.com]
> 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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