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Re: st: How to lengthen a number

From   Richard Goldstein <>
Subject   Re: st: How to lengthen a number
Date   Wed, 10 Feb 2010 13:43:44 -0500

see -help format- where you will learn how to add leading zeros


Nathan Hutto wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have a numeric variable "x". Some of the values are 5 digits and
> others are 6 digits. I would like all of the values to be 6 digits, so
> I would like to add a zero to the beginning of the 5 digit values. I
> converted "x" to a string variable, created another string
> variable=="0" and added them together, but that didn't work. Anyone
> know how I can do this?
> thank you,
> Nathan
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