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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2015

    Question Unanswered: combined fileds in query dropping zero??

    I have a combined field in a query.

    The first field is a two digit code example: 01, 02, 03..... The zero in the code needs to be there.
    The second field is 1, or 0.

    In my query I combined the fields as follows- Newfield: [field1] & [field2]

    The result drops the first zero. so my code looks like 11 instead of 011.

    I have changed the format on the new field to "000", so that it always should have three digits, but its not working.....

    Any clues to solve this tiny problem that has become a big problem.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Richmond, Virginia USA
    Provided Answers: 19
    What Datatypes are Field1 and Field2? In order for this to work, Field1 needs to be defined as Text, or you need to convert it to a String, using CStr(), before doing your concatenation.

    A Field with a Number Datatype cannot have a leading Zero.

    Linq ;0)>
    Hope this helps!

    The problem with making anything that fools are so darn ingenious!

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  3. #3
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    Apr 2004
    Derbyshire, UK
    Provided Answers: 1

    You could try
    Newfield: Format([field1],"00") & [field2]



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