If Stringlength is 1 add

Hello Community, good day.

I am very new and hope for some advise

I am reading a csv to a table and then processing it with a for each row in “table” loop.
This works fine.

Now I have a problem in the source. Excel converts “002” in “2” and kills the precending two zeroes.
The column name is “Number”
I am inputting the data for each row in a field. The expression I use is : row(“Number”).ToString

Unfortunately I need to check the length before. The length must be 3.
In case length is 1 then it needs to add 2 x zero before the string value
In case length is 2 then it needs to add 1 x zero before the string value

Anyone here that can help a nOOb ?

Best regards

Hi @my_list

Use if condition and check it as

row(“Number”).ToString.Length>1

use format value activity and pass the value as 2 in else use format value activity and pass it as 1
(or)

use write range and pass the values as “2”+row(“Number”).ToString
for else pass the values as row(“Number”).ToString+“1”

Thanks
Ashwin S

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@my_list
For Strings you can use a method filling Up with a specific Character to a certain length

Give a try on Padleft method and fill Up with 0 to the length of your choice

Hi AshwinS2 & ppr
thanks! which activity do I use in the if condition to declare the variable with the Padleft ?

row(“Number”).ToString.PadLeft(3,CChar(“0”))

Try this… ! @my_list

Thanks!

@ kadiravan_kalidoss : thanks!! Works fine.

Solved.

@my_list
There is no need for an If Activity
Just use an assign Activity

Padleft will Work dynamicly till String length ist reached

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