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Pad Left with Zeros in Formula Language

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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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if you can go for sure that your content never get longer than 8 chars, than use this formula for InputTranslation:
@Right("00000000"+@Text(myFieldName);8)

Because you have no automatic validation in text field for numbers do it on your own in InputValidation with this formula:
@If(@Right("00000000"+@Text(@TextToNumber(myFieldName));8)!=myFieldName;@Failure("Not a Number");@Success)

Is this wath you are looking for?

Regards,
zvonko

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Wonderful!  I tried both the Input translation and Input validation formulas which you provided, and they are perfect for what I wished to accomplish.   Thank you so much.
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tahk you for the points and for the feedback <|;-)
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