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Re: st: SV: leading zeros in string format


From   Michael Stewart <michaelstewartresearch@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: SV: leading zeros in string format
Date   Fri, 8 Feb 2013 15:01:01 -0500

HI Rebecca and Petter,
gen newstring = string(real(oldvar),"%07.0f")==>works
Thanks a lot
Mike

On Fri, Feb 8, 2013 at 2:51 PM, Rebecca Pope <rebecca.a.pope@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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>>> 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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