Brian Dunning's FileMaker Custom Functions

ZeroLeading ( number ; numberOfDigits )

make a number a specific length by leading with zeros

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Ignacio Yaselli   Ignacio Yaselli - Show more from this author
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  Sample input:
ZeroLeading ( 13; 4)
  Sample output:

  Function definition: (Copy & paste into FileMaker's Edit Custom Function window)

This function uses recursivity to append as many zeros as required to the number.
The advantage of this method is that it does not require a "buffer" of any size...



Tulsi Ram Bhalotia   Tulsi Ram Bhalotia
Sep 15, 2019
Thanks it works fine.
Jason Maskell   Jason Maskell
Mar 9, 2020
Does the job. Quick and easy.

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