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Format select statement to pad text with leading zeros

Posted on 2010-11-23
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Hello,

What is the code used to format a field selected so that it always has a fixed number of characters (i.e., padded with leading 0s for a total length of 10)?

Example for Field1:

Actual                   Desired
123                        0000000123

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SASnewbie
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by:Philip Pinnell
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something like

select RIGHT ('0000000000'+field,10 ) from table
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Here is a sample of my select statement that I have tried:

SELECT    Client, right(concat("0000000000", Field1),10) as Loan_num,  Result
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concat is MySQL not MS sql

select RIGHT ('0000000000'+field1,10 ) from table
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by:SASnewbie
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Hi andycrofts,

I'll try that and get right back to you,

Thanks!
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Thanks! That works perfectly!
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Thanks
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