Zero fill numeric field


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Annette

I have a field that is numeric field that has a 5 in it. I need to
export it to a file, but the file export it to requires that the
numeric field be zero filled. How can I export my 5 to 00005 and still
have it a numeric field? Likewise if I have a field with a 0 in it how
can I export my 0 to be zero filled and still be a numeric field so I
end up with 00000?
 
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John W. Vinson

I have a field that is numeric field that has a 5 in it. I need to
export it to a file, but the file export it to requires that the
numeric field be zero filled. How can I export my 5 to 00005 and still
have it a numeric field? Likewise if I have a field with a 0 in it how
can I export my 0 to be zero filled and still be a numeric field so I
end up with 00000?

Use a calculated field in a Query and export the Query (rather than the
table):

ExpNumberfield: Format([numberfield], "00000")

will convert the Number to a String with five digits, with leading zeros. If
you want to export a NULL value as 00000 use

Format(NZ([numberfield], 0), "00000")
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