> > > I'm creating a new MySQL database from an existing Filemaker db.
> > >
> > > My problem is that some of the existing 'numbers' in one column (it
> > > was a text field in FMP) have leading zeros. eg: 003, 0007, 012,
> > > 001234. I need to maintain these numbers 'as is' - complete with
> > > zeros. I've tried all the numeric data types and they all seem to
> > > strip these leading zeros. Is it possible to have a numeric field
> > > type which will maintain those zeros? I want this column to become
> > > the primary key.
> > "leading zeros" is a typical "display requirement".
> > An integer value does not have something as leading zeros.
> > Why not make the VARCHAR the PK and keep the datatype?
> > Martijn Tonies
> > Database Workbench - development tool for MySQL, and more!
> The manual states (among other things) declaring a column:
> int(6) zerofill
> will left pad the column with zeros.
> 003 will become 000003.
On retrieval, compare or what?
003 = 03 = 3 as far as I know.
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