Date: Fri, 7 Jul 2006 13:43:00 -0500
Reply-To: "Oliver, Richard" <roliver@SPSS.COM>
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From: "Oliver, Richard" <roliver@SPSS.COM>
Subject: Re: Truncating zip code
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If zip code is a number, use the trunc function, as in:
If it's a string, create a new string variable that's only 5-characters and then set it equal to the old string, which will get truncated, as in:
string newzip (a5)
From: SPSSX(r) Discussion [mailto:SPSSX-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf Of Frommelt, Allen
Sent: Friday, July 07, 2006 1:28 PM
Subject: Truncating zip code
I am interested in mapping patient origin from zip code. Our zip codes are currently 9 character strings, but our mapping software can only read five character zip codes. Does anyone on the list know of a method in SPSS that will allow me to create a 5 character zip code variable by lopping off the last four characters (e.g., 06451333 would become 06451).