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Date:         Fri, 7 Jul 2006 13:54:56 -0500
Reply-To:     "Oliver, Richard" <roliver@SPSS.COM>
Sender:       "SPSSX(r) Discussion" <SPSSX-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         "Oliver, Richard" <roliver@SPSS.COM>
Subject:      Re: Truncating zip code
Comments: To: Mahbub Khandoker <>
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This solution is a tad more complex than it needs to be. Specifically, the COMPUTE statement can be simplified to:

compute zip_five=zip.

This will result in a truncated string if zip_five is defined as A5 (as in your example).

-----Original Message----- From: SPSSX(r) Discussion [mailto:SPSSX-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf Of Mahbub Khandoker Sent: Friday, July 07, 2006 1:43 PM To: SPSSX-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU Subject: Re: Truncating zip code

HI Allen, You can try this, data list list / ZIP(a9). begin data. 064513330 075101210 123456789 end data.


Cheers! Mahbub

-----Original Message----- From: SPSSX(r) Discussion [mailto:SPSSX-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf Of Frommelt, Allen Sent: 7-Jul-06 2:28 PM To: SPSSX-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU 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).


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