troubleshooting Question

Access VBA Len function returning 2 as length of single digit number

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Murray BrownFlag for United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland asked on
Microsoft Access
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I am using the following code to get an ID number from an Access record and use it to create an invoice number.
So far the variable stride has only contained a single digit number but Len(strID) seems to think there are two digits.
Why would this be?

    strID = CurrentDb.OpenRecordset(F).OpenRecordset.Fields("ID")
    strID = Trim(strID) 'trim off invisible spaces
    Dim oInvSuffix As String
    If Len(strID) = 1 Then
         oInvSuffix = "00" & strID
    ElseIf Len(strID) = 2 Then
         oInvSuffix = "0" & strID
    ElseIf Len(strID) = 3 Then
         oInvSuffix = strID
    End If
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