I have a column that has number values in it, and I use a custom format of  '00000000000'
this forces all of the values in the column to be displayed as ten digits.
value of 77777 will be displayed as 0000077777

in the cell beside it I need a concatenate formula that will display

select * where acctno = 0000077777

my concatenate formula is
=concatenate("select * where acctno = ",A2)
unfortunately, my result is

select * where acctno = 77777

how do I get the result
select * where acctno = 0000077777
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

[ fanpages ]IT Services ConsultantCommented:
Please see if this meets your requirements:

=CONCATENATE("select * where acctno = ",TEXT(A2,"00000000000"))

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
Ryan ChongBusiness Systems Analyst , ex-Senior Application EngineerCommented:
if ur acctno is a char data type, u should try this instead:

=CONCATENATE("select * where acctno = '",TEXT(A2,"00000000000"),"'")
Ryan ChongBusiness Systems Analyst , ex-Senior Application EngineerCommented:

=CONCATENATE("select * where acctno = ",TEXT(A2,"'00000000000'"))
Saurabh Singh TeotiaCommented:
You can alternatively use...

="select * where acctno = " & TEXT(A2,REPT("0",10))

Open in new window

It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Microsoft Excel

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.