# variable looses all the zeros in + calc

ok I have one problem...
when I have number 000001 stored to variable, and I add 1 to it
(000001 + 1) I end up with 2, but I wanna have 000002. I know
that I can add those missing zeros with 00000 & 2 but I would like to
know if there is any way to not to loose those zeros in the calculation process.

This would help me a lot in what I have been coding
(my own coordinate system)
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Format(number, "000000")

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the only way to do so is using string

let var1 stores the value 000001

then do following
dim var1Str as string, lastDigit as integer
dim otherDigits as string

var1str=cstr(var1)
lastDigit = cint(left(var1str,1)) 'will store 1

otherDigits = right(var1str,len(var1str)-1 'will store 00000

lastDigit=lastDigit +1 'will have 2 now

var1 = otherDigits + lastdigit

'now var1 will have 000002

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Private Sub Command1_Click()
Var1 = "000001"
MsgBox Format(Var1 + 1, "000000")
End Sub
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Hi..
I certainly go with the format string however the correct syntax for me is

newvalue=format (number, "00000#")

VIkasumit
http://sumitonnet.20m.com

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Shauli's code will work but if u store the data in an integer variable the value will again go as  2 removing leading 0's

yes for storing as a string it will work...
like

Private Sub Command1_Click()
dim str1 as string
Var1 = "000001"
str1 =  Format(Var1 + 1, "00000#")
End Sub
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Hi..

Yes He is right but Again when ever you need You can use Format Like while displaying, Storing or even manupulating. And If you just want to use it as a ID field than better use the string datatype once generated u doesn't need to change it....

VIkasumit
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Var1 can be stored as String or as Varinat, as in:

Private Sub Command1_Click()
Dim Var1 As Variant, Var2 As Variant
Var1 = "000001"
Var2 = Format(Var1 + 1, "000000")
MsgBox Var2
End Sub

Either way will work. And there is no different if you go 00000# or 000000. The result is the same.

S
Author Commented:
Thank you guys for your answers. My coordination system is up and running :)
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