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Convert "P12" to "P0012"

Posted on 2014-04-01
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Hi,

Simple enough string manipulation here.

I am looking for a neat way to convert text fields to the format P9999.  4 digit prefixed by "P".

See before and after examples below.

P12 to P0012
P1 to P0001
P123 to P0123
P1234 to P1234
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Question by:Patrick O'Dea
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by:Santosh Gupta
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Hi,

Please try below....

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=IF(LEN(a1)=2,"P000" & RIGHT(a1,LEN(a1)-1),IF(LEN(a1)=3,"P00" & RIGHT(a1,LEN(a1)-1),IF(LEN(a1)=4,"P0" & RIGHT(a1,LEN(a1)-1),a1)))

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Ejgil Hedegaard earned 500 total points
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Or use

="P"&TEXT(RIGHT(A1,LEN(A1)-1),"0000")
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by:Patrick O'Dea
ID: 39970412
Perfect
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