strip leading zero after pasting data or do an update query to get rid of leading zero

Table:  tbl_import

Field1 -text

I need an update query that will strip leading zero if it exists at the beginning of a string..
The total string should be 9 characters.
Sometimes I have a people putting a leading zero.

it needs to be

need to be

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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerCommented:
>Field1 -text
why do you then need the field to be text instead of numerical data type?

you could run this one as many times as you get rows affected > 0
update tbl_import
   set Field1 = mid(Field1 , 2, 100)
where field1 like '0%'

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Gustav BrockCIOCommented:
Or - as the values seem numeric only:

Update tbl_import
Set Field1 = Val([Field1])


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FordraidersAuthor Commented:
Thanks all !!
Gustav BrockCIOCommented:
You are welcome!

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