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Hw to generate id like 0001,0002....0010
How to generate a column records like 0001, 0002, 0003...........,0010

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Somebody can know this, pls help me...
Posted 20-Jan-13 3:46am
OriginalGriff 20-Jan-13 9:50am
Is there any reason why you want leading zeros?
Surendra0x2 20-Jan-13 9:54am
Sir,just i want to know can we generate these types of ids..
i did like but thisis not wrking-
create table autonumberid(id int identity,categoryid as('000'+convert(varchar,id)),productname varchar(20))
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Solution 2

Try this

create table autonumberid(
	id int identity,
	categoryid as(right('0000'+CONVERT([varchar],[id],0),(4))),
	productname varchar(20)
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Solution 1

1. If you don't care on sequential values - you can use auto increment field, and just format it, like

SELECT RIGHT ('0000'+ CAST (@Number AS varchar), 4)

2. If you care, you might want implement some business logic code in a function.

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