formatting numbers

Robert Gahan gahanr at gofree.indigo.ie
Mon Jun 4 22:33:22 CEST 2001


michael montagne <montagne at boora.com> wrote in message
news:e5SS6.69668$FS3.619704 at sjc-read.news.verio.net...
> Simple question.  I am accessing a database of job numbers that take the
> form of "00049" and "01049".  These values are integers.  When I return
the
> value from the database it reads "49".  I need to add the leading digits
if
> they are there so this number would read "00049".  In MSAccess I used
> Format(num,"00000").  How can I do that with Python?
>
> -mjm
>
>
>

This (or something similar) might do the trick ...

jobNo = 49

key = "%.5d" % (jobNo)
print key





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