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Need "leading zeros" in concated field (on form)

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    Need "leading zeros" in concated field (on form)

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    I need assistance with formatting a concatenated field in order to include leading zeros. Attached sample database includes four tables and one form.

    Upon opening the database, please reference table "T01_Billets". Here, field [Ra_BIN] is of data type = number and formatted as "0000000". Thus, in the table view, leading zeros are added to show values as either, e.g., "0001234" or "9990001". This 7-digit format is desired for this field.

    Now, in the form, the first combo (Control Source = "BilletIDfk") includes concatenated values of the numeric field [Ra_BIN] and text field [Ra_BIN_Title]. The row source for the combo is as follows:

    Code:
    SELECT T01_Billets.BilletIDpk, [Ra_BIN] & " | " & [RA_Billet_Title] AS Ra_BIN_Title FROM T01_Billets ORDER BY [Ra_BIN] & " | " & [RA_Billet_Title];
    Unfortunately, the leading zeros of [Ra_BIN] are lost during the concatenation process. That is, instead of showing the **desired output** = "0001234 | Operator", the combo displays, e.g., "1234 | Operator" instead.

    I have tried to change the rowsource to the following format:
    Code:
    SELECT T01_Billets.BilletIDpk, Format([Ra_BIN],0000000) & " | " & [RA_Billet_Title] AS Ra_BIN_Title FROM T01_Billets ORDER BY [Ra_BIN] & " | " & [RA_Billet_Title];
    But again, the incorrect format (i.e., losing the leading zeros) is displayed and drops the leading zeros for any values less than 7 digits.



    My question: How do I change the rowsource to force the output to be either, e.g., "0001234 | Operator" or "0002000 | Accountant"? Naturally, values that are 7 digits in length shouldn't be impacted by this. So, the current display of "9990001 | Planner" is perfectly fine.
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    This worked for me as the combo row source:

    SELECT T01_Billets.BilletIDpk, Format([Ra_BIN],"000000") & " | " & [RA_Billet_Title] AS Ra_BIN_Title FROM T01_Billets ORDER BY Format([Ra_BIN],"000000") & " | " & [RA_Billet_Title];
    Paul (wino moderator)
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    Paul -- excellent... didn't know about the 2nd formatting (after the order). Again, thanks... 'appreciate your help!

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    Happy to help! I'm not sure that affects it, that got added automatically when I changed it in the field line. It seems to work without that in the sort order, though of course then the sort isn't correct.
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