formatting numbers

Chris Barker chrishbarker at home.net
Mon Jun 4 23:12:53 CEST 2001


> michael montagne <montagne at boora.com> wrote in message
> news:e5SS6.69668$FS3.619704 at sjc-read.news.verio.net...
> > 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?

try string.zfill

>>> import string
>>> string.zfill(49,5)
'00049'
>>>

Question: is there a way to do this with string methods?

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