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Concatenate in Query with Leading Zero

Posted on 2010-01-12
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Last Modified: 2013-11-28
Happy New Year!

I have a Acces query to Concatenate two number fields and I keep loosing the leading zeros. heres what I have;

Field1             Field2
MaxYr         MaxNum

Value in Field 1..
Value in Field 2..

..I would like the desired concatenated result to be..
..but I keep getting..
10-1    (I keep loosing the leading zeros)

Here is my code in the query;
CONTMAX: "M" & [MaxYr] & "-" & [MaxNum]

Can anyone please help me figure this out!?  Thanks a very bunch!

Question by:naeemahmad
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Accepted Solution

DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft MVP, Access and Data Platform) earned 1500 total points
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Try this:

CONTMAX: "M" & Format([MaxYr],"00") & "-" & Format([MaxNum],"000")


Author Closing Comment

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That worked perfectly!

Thanks as always and Happy coding in 2010!
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"That worked perfectly!"
You are welcome.


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