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Update Query - Pad String with Leading Zeros

Posted on 2002-07-24
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I am trying to write an update query that will convert all of my records in a field to 14 digits with leading zeros (0).

So, instead of
19750
745513265

I would like
00000000019750
00000745513265

In Excel, I do it using =Rept("0",14-Len(B1))& B1, but cannot figure out the syntax in Access.

This must be simple, but I am tearing my hair out.  Please help.  Thanks.
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You don't really need this as you can always use the format statement to "mimic" this behaviour.

But you can also use it to transform the field.
First add a text field as I assume it's now numeric..

Then use =format([fieldname],"00000000000000") in an update query to get the field transformed.

Nic;o)
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by:lstaple
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That did the trick!  Thank you so much; the answer had eluded me for several days.
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Then next time use EE sooner ;-)
I personally stop working on a problem when it takes longer as one hour. Then it's time to ask a collegue (or EE)

Success with the application !

Nic;o)
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