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Re: st: how to avoid truncation when trimming a long string


From   Maarten buis <maartenbuis@yahoo.co.uk>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: how to avoid truncation when trimming a long string
Date   Sun, 12 Mar 2006 23:52:34 +0000 (GMT)

Sean:
Does -local model trim("`model'")- work? Not evaluating a local macro (leaving the = sign out)
prevents the 256 character max to bite, but this depends on what is in the original `model' local.
If that already contains more than 256 characters than the truncation already occured earlier in
the program.
HTH,
Maarten

--- "reardon, sean f." <sreardon@stanford.edu> wrote:
> i want to trim leading a trailing blanks off a string entered by a user
> in a program -- the string is saved in local macro "model".  the string
> may be very long (longer than 256 characters).
> 
> when i use the following line:
> 
> local model = trim("`model'")
> 
> this works fine as long as `model' is shorter than 256 characters.  when
> longer, stata truncates the string (i think at 256 characters).  is
> there an easy way to trim leading and trailing blanks from a long
> string?


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