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Re: st: Re: summing up digits and comparing to a check digit
I agree wholeheartedly with Michael Blasnik's opening caveat--was your
example 12050457 => 0+5+0+4+5+7=21/10=2+1 => check digit=1 supposed to
be 1050457 => 0+5+0+4+5+7=21/10=2+1 => check digit=1 by any chance?
As for his solution, it works well except when digits may be fewer
than 6 digits when turned into strings--I would replace his second
to pad numbers out to y digits with leading zeros, and then add another line
to make sure there are no odd cases.
. li m x c, noo clean
myvar x check
105059 0105059 0
2459 0002459 0
7102059 7102059 7
On 3/15/06, Michael Blasnik <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I'm not sure I understand the problem -- one of your examples is an 8 digit
> number but you say you have 7 digit numbers. Anyway, here is some "highly
> advanced programming" (?) :
> gen x=string(myvar)
> replace x="0"+x if length(x)==6
> make sure to remove any line break that the email puts in the last line.
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