Let's say you want to pad a number with leading zeroes, no matter how large it is. You can write out a bunch of @If statements or just always pad zeroes using a very large number. This code shows you how to pad a number if it's less then x but leave it alone if it's greater than x.
REM "The Code"; StringToPad := "12345"; StringLength := 4; PadChar := "0"; UsualWay := @Right(@Repeat (PadChar; StringLength) + StringToPad ; StringLength); MyWay:=@Repeat(PadChar; @Max(StringLength-@Length (StringToPad);0))+StringToPad; REM "Sample outputs for testing"; @Prompt([OK];"UsualWay-Pad("+@Text(StringLength)+"): "+StringToPad;UsualWay); @Prompt([OK];"MyWay-Pad("+@Text(StringLength)+"): "+StringToPad;MyWay)
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This was first published in April 2005