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Get exact number of chars from storedproc

Posted on 2008-06-26
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Hi,

I want to retrieve value from database if the value has lessthan 5 digits i need to append zeros to make 5 charact or digit using storedprocedure in Sql server 2005.
example, if database has value as "12", my stored procudure should return "00012".
Basically i need to do something like padding left with '0'.

Can you please help me on this.



thanks,
Ram.
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select RIGHT('00000'+ cast(urDatabaseField as varchar) , 5 )
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select replicate('0', 5-len(ltrim(rtrim(fieldname)))) + fieldname
from yourtablename
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