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  1. #1
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    Question Unanswered: want to add leading zeroes

    empno
    123a.0b245
    842k.2406
    1230l.567


    want to add leading zeroes

    to make length of all three records 20
    empno
    000000000123a.0b245
    0000000000842k.2406
    000000000001230l.567

  2. #2
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    Provided Answers: 1
    1. Use a report
    2. Use a format of 0000000000000000000#
    oh yeah... documentation... I have heard of that.

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  3. #3
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    here some code
    put the code into a module
    Code:
    Function EDI(txt, leng, Patten)
    Dim LL As Long
    LL = Len(txt)
    EDI = String(leng - LL, Patten) & txt
    End Function
    then in a query

    Newformat:EDI(feildname,20,"0")

    the 20 is the lenght of the over all text you want
    Last edited by myle; 03-08-11 at 21:56. Reason: spelling
    hope this help

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  4. #4
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    Can we do it in SQL query rather than writing a function

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