How do I pad spaces to a SELECT field in MS Access?

Posted on 2007-07-28
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Last Modified: 2012-05-05
How do I pad left to a field I select so it is always 10 characters long (padded with spaces. So this:


Would become this in my SELECT statment:
      2834 (padded 6 spaces to the left of the number)
  02149803 (padded 2 spaces to the left of the number)
    203985 (padded 4 spaces to the left of the number)
       234 (padded 7 spaces to the left of the number)

I'm looking for something in MS Access where I can do something like SELECT PAD(nbr," ") FROM table. Anything like this exist?
Question by:bemara57
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You can use the Space() function instead of Pad

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by:Patrick Matthews
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SELECT Right("          " & nbr, 10) AS PaddedNbr
FROM SomeTable
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DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft MVP, Access and Data Platform) earned 2000 total points
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Space(10-Len("2834")) & "2834"

returns six spaces in front of 2834

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SELECT Format([YourNumber],"0000000000") AS NewNbr FROM [YourTable];

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