Leading zeros

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shariefi

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I have a column of numbers in a spreadsheet that are five, six or seven digits in length, and they need to be updated to all be eight digits in length by inserting leading zeros.

Is there a simple function I can write that will do this
Thanks!
 

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Joe4

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Let's say the value is in cell A1. Then here is one formula that will work:
=LEFT("00000000",8-LEN(A1)) & A1

Of course, if you just need it for visual purposes, you could simply do a custom format of: 00000000
 
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