SQL Syntax

Hey guys,

I have a field in the DB called StoreNum in the table SysInfo. The value of that field maybe from 1 - 9999. I need a query to return that value as a 4 digit string, even if it's not. (ie: leading zeros)

Examples:

If the value is 1, I want the query to return 0001
If the value is 52, I want the query to return 0052
If the value is 961, I want the query to return 0961
If the value is 6547, I want the query to return 6547


SyBase SQL Anywhere v10
triphenAsked:
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awking00Connect With a Mentor Commented:
Sorry, should have been -
select right(replicate('0',4) + convert(varchar,storenum),4) from sysinfo
The idea being concatenating the "0000" to the storenum of 1 converted to character to create "00001" then taking the right (not left) four characters of "0001"
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awking00Connect With a Mentor Commented:
I think the sybase syntax is something like (Sorry I don't have the means to test)
select left(replicate("0",4) + convert(varchar,storenum),4)
from sysinfo
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triphenAuthor Commented:
Your query came back with Column "0" not found. I tweak to this:

select left(replicate('0',4) + convert(varchar,storenum),4)
from sysinfo

Returns "0000"   :/


select storenum from dba.sysinfo

Returns "1"
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Shaun KlineConnect With a Mentor Lead Software EngineerCommented:
Just change LEFT to RIGHT in your revised version of Awking's query.
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awking00Commented:
Shaun, you caught me while I was typing :-)
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triphenAuthor Commented:
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