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Padding a number with leading zeros


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Hi,

 

Here is a sample of how I would approach this.

 

<TVAR2:01:02:FFFCenter:Center><TMVAR2:14:01:00:005:000:><TMVAR2:21:01:01:000:000: 0>

 

You first need to save the number to a text string variable. This example just uses the Variable Set String - Prompt for Value command. The next step uses the Variable Modify String command to pad the string. The last step also modifies the string, Replace Substring. In the Text to Replace field press the Space Bar once. In the Replace With Field enter zero (0). Check the Replace all Instances box and save.

 

So if you set the pad string option to 5, the macro will insert 4 zeroes if the original number is only one digit. If two digits, then 3 zeroes are added, etc.

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Hi,

 

Here is a sample of how I would approach this.

 

<TVAR2:01:02:FFFCenter:Center><TMVAR2:14:01:00:005:000:><TMVAR2:21:01:01:000:000: 0>

 

You first need to save the number to a text string variable. This example just uses the Variable Set String - Prompt for Value command. The next step uses the Variable Modify String command to pad the string. The last step also modifies the string, Replace Substring. In the Text to Replace field press the Space Bar once. In the Replace With Field enter zero (0). Check the Replace all Instances box and save.

 

So if you set the pad string option to 5, the macro will insert 4 zeroes if the original number is only one digit. If two digits, then 3 zeroes are added, etc.

 

 

Thanks very much that worked for me. I appreciate the help.

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