Use DIGITS, not CHAR.

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                    "Steve McKay"
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O wise and knowledgeable List -

I have a file with a 5 digit numeric field.  I need to use SQL to populate
a 5 character field.  I am currently using the following SQL statement to
populate the character field - "UPDATE library/file SET character-field =
char(numeric-field)".  This works well but I need to have leading zeros
displayed if the numeric field is less than 10000 (I.E. numeric 500 should
appear in the character field as '00500').  Is there a way to do this using
SQL?

Thanks,

Steve

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