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concatenating two fields - problem with leading zeros

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In a select query I am attempting to combine two fields:

One where Field1 = "AL" the other Field2 = "01"

I am writing:

NewString = [Field1] & [Field2]

Even though Field2 is a string, the leading zero gets removed and the result is:


and not my desired "AL01"

How can I maintain the leading zeros?
Nov 13 '05 #1
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try this:

[field1] & format([field2], "00")


[field1] & format([field2], "AA")

Just have a look under the format in the help to see what format suits best.

- Nicolaas
Nov 13 '05 #2

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