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put 0 in front of integer in sql table field

trying to display 01134214124124 in sql server table field,

it displays 1134214124124

is there ways to configure in table designer to achieve it?
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doramail05
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doramail05
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Dale BurrellCommented:
You might be getting confused between data storage and data display - they are quite different.

If you store a number in SQL Server then you are storing that number - there is no such thing as a leading zero for a number.

When you come to display it you can of course add a leading zero, but you would normally do that in your application code?

If you do need the SQL itself to add a leading zero you need to convert it to a string e.g.

select '0' + convert(varchar(13),MyNum) from (select 1134214124124 MyNum) x

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And if you do that you can easily count the number of digits in the number and add a variable number of zeros to the front if that is what you need.
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
Dale's right, numbers do not have leading zeros.  Only text displays do that.
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