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Adding leading zeros to established text

Discussion in 'Information Technology' started by Larry G., Jul 28, 2006.

  1. Larry G.

    Larry G.
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    I have a list of numbers stored as text, they need to remain that way, I need
    to add zeros to all of the values so that they will all be 5 digits.

    Is there a way to do this in an update query?
    --
    Never give up, the answer IS out there, it just takes a while to find it
    sometimes!
     
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  3. KARL DEWEY

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    Update with this --

    Right("0000"&[YourTextField],5)

    "Larry G." wrote:

    > I have a list of numbers stored as text, they need to remain that way, I need
    > to add zeros to all of the values so that they will all be 5 digits.
    >
    > Is there a way to do this in an update query?
    > --
    > Never give up, the answer IS out there, it just takes a while to find it
    > sometimes!
     
  4. AFSSkier

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    Karl's does work. You can also use my favorite "Format" (the same as "Text'
    in Excel) Format ([FieldName],"00000"). I use it alot were I have to join a
    11 digit to a 13 digit UPC. I also use it in a concatenate expression for
    two or more fields. For example: ([QTY] & "/" & Format ([PRICE],"$0.00")),
    resulting in 2/$5.00.

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    Thanks, Kevin


    "KARL DEWEY" wrote:

    > Update with this --
    >
    > Right("0000"&[YourTextField],5)
    >
    > "Larry G." wrote:
    >
    > > I have a list of numbers stored as text, they need to remain that way, I need
    > > to add zeros to all of the values so that they will all be 5 digits.
    > >
    > > Is there a way to do this in an update query?
    > > --
    > > Never give up, the answer IS out there, it just takes a while to find it
    > > sometimes!
     

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