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RECORD LEADING zero's in a numeric field

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I need to be able to record a number such as 0089 in numeric format in a field with in a table. each time I key in 0080 it records 80 dropping the leading zero's
the field must remain numeric please don't suggest to change to a text field
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Question by:Jjuavinett
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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1) earned 168 total points
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set the field format to 0000 in table design view
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by:dancebert
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You can't store leading zeros in a numeric field.  You can, however, display a number with leading zeros.  0089 gets stored as 89.  You can display it as 0089, 89, 89.0, 89.00, etc.
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by:Raynard7
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Hi, dancebert is correct

using format you could do

expr1: format([your field], "0000")

which would display it with four characters,

Alternativley if you are not using this as a number at all and just as a unique id you could change your field to text and put a mask on it of #### in your field to ensure only digits are placed in it.
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