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Interger Format


cyberchief
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In my macro, I am copying a 13 digit account number. I currently copy it into text format. I need to use the last 3 digits of the account number for a specific field. So, I ammend that to another variable, but I also need to modify it by incrementing it up by 1 number. So, I save it to an integer variable. My problem is that sometimes, those last 3 digits begin with a 0. I am forced to use the interger variable because I have to increment it up by 1. But when pasting the interger variable, it is dropping off the 0. Say the 3 digit is 023, I need to increment that up by 1 to 024 and I need the 0 to show. Am I doing something wrong? Is there a better way to do this?

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Leading zeros are a common problem with any language. Here is one solution using Macro Express:

// Original string
Variable Set String %T1% "002"

// Convert to an integer
Variable Modify String: Convert %T1% to integer %N1%

// Add 1001 to it
Variable Modify Integer: %N1% = %N1% + 1001

// Convert it back to a string
Variable Modify Integer: Convert %N1% to text string %T1%

// Delete the first character. Result = "003"
Variable Modify String: Delete Part of %T1%

<REM2:Original string><TVAR2:01:01:002><REM2:><REM2:Convert to an integer><TMVAR2:05:01:01:000:000:><REM2:><REM2:Add 1001 to it><NMVAR:01:01:1:0000001:2:0001001><REM2:><REM2:Convert it back to a string><NMVAR:05:01:0:0000001:0:0000000><REM2:><REM2:Delete the first character. Result = "003"><TMVAR2:11:01:00:001:001:>

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