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I have a list of ID numbers, what I need to do is add zeros to the front of the number for every number that is less than 8 digits.  for example 123456 should be 00123456
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by:JestersGrind
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Convert it to a string.  Concatenate 7 zeros on to the left of the string.  Trim the string to only use the right 8 characters.

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by:sdstuber
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right('00000000' + your_number,8)
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by:mbizup
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In Your query

Format (yourfield, "00000000")
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You could try Format(fieldNameForIDnumbers,"00000000").  Now this will not update the table itself, it will just show you the ID numbers with 8 digits.
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by:sdstuber
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ha, that's even nicer  :)
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