10-31-2014 08:22 AM
I need to add leading zero to any number under 10.
I need to add leading zero to any number under 10 for Latdeg2 and Latdeg3.
10-31-2014 08:39 AM
You can use the format Z2. to make the values appear with a leading zero (or some version of the Zw.d format)
Or you can turn them into character variables and concatenate a zero before the actual value if it is less than 10.
Of the two choices, I prefer the first in most cases, which leaves the number as a numeric variable
10-31-2014 08:54 AM
That is the explicit purpose of the z2. format.
2 -> 02
9 -> 09
10 -> 10
100 and up will yield ** and generate a NOTE in the log that the format was too small.
10-31-2014 08:55 AM
Well, if you have a 0 preceding a number like: 02, its not really a number as such. So the number there is 2. If you want to display that with a preceding 0 then you have two options - apply a format Z2. to that variable - or put the number into Z2 and store it in a character variable. There are plusses and minus to each approach.
10-31-2014 09:14 AM
Then naming is giving the impression it is about geo.