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Posted on 2004-10-15
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I'm using zip codes to sort and compile information and I have a query where I run an inventory of people in a 3 digit zip code range like this

Left([qryLastMail]![zip],3) AS 3DigZip

The problem I'm having is in the zip codes where there is a leading zero like in MA 01001 the query returns 100 instead of the 010. How can I get it to count the leading zero. The field is already formatted with 5 digits and when I do the query to show all five it returns the numbers with the leading zero just fine.
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left(cstr([qrylastmail]![zip],3) as 3digzip
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if not, try left(format([qrylastmail]![zip],"00000"), 3) as 3digzip
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by:athomas79
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The changing it to a string didn't work, but formatting it again in the query before the taking left three digits worked great, Thanks!
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no problem.
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