removing a comma from a variable

#1
I inported a huge file of over 550,000 entries. The last column variable is "date" and instead of being imported for example, 11/05/05, it got imported with an extra comma in front so it looks like ,11/05/05. Do you know how I can erase the comma, or remove it from the variable? It took so long to get this in that I dont know if i could even re-import. Any help would be great!

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JohnM

TS Contributor
#2
Depends on the software you're using. I know Excel and a couple of stats packages have a Find/Replace function. In that column, replace the "," with a blank.