Retain Leading Zeros when exporting from SQL to Excel

I currently have a field in my database; ZIP Code and it is formatted as char(10).
When I run my query in ssrs, I get the leading zero.
But when I export it to excel, it disappears.

Is there a way I can keep the leading zero when I export?
metalteckAsked:
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PortletPaulEE Topic AdvisorCommented:
that is an Excel issue, not SSRS or SQL

the file should still have the leading zeros in it but Excel "formats" the cells as numbers which makes them disappear

You have to convince Excel that the colunm is text, one  possible method (untested) would be to concatenate the code with a single quote character.

e.g.
instead of:
00050
try:
'00050

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chaauCommented:
How do you export the data? What tool do you use?
Docteur_ZCommented:
In excel you can have special formats with the numbers of zeros you want.
For ex:
format is 00000
1 => 00001
99999 => 99999

You even have in Cell Format / Number  / Category = Special / Type = Postal Code
Vitor Montalv√£oMSSQL Senior EngineerCommented:
metalteck, do you still need help with this question?
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