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Pad Left with Zeros in Formula Language

Posted on 2001-09-12
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In Lotus Notes R5 designer, we have a field that is defined as text, editable.  It represents a number.  We want it to be a full 8 characters, and if the user keys in less than 8 characters, we want to pad it automatically on the left with zeros.  Example: if user keys 12345, we want to automatically make it to be 00012345.  

What is the Formula Language (@...) command to pad left with zeros to a specific number of total characters?
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Question by:blyons48
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by:HemanthaKumar
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Write this code in Input translation of the field,
max := 8;
len := @Length(num);
@if(len >= max; @left(num;max); @Repeat("0"; max-len) + num)

~Hemanth
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Try:
@Right("00000000"+inputfld;8)


SAK
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by:blyons48
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SAK...your solution did the trick...simple and effective...thanks!
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by:HemanthaKumar
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What ?
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by:blyons48
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HermanthaKumar,
Ah!  I just tried your solution as well, and it works too, and even more sophisticated than SAK's simple one-line solution.  I guess I just jumped on the simpler looking one.  I apologize.  If I could somehow share the points between both of your good working solutions, I would.  But I've already submitted the Accept Answer.
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