That's an excellent question, Joseph! Where are you entering in your leading 0? Is this for an Excel spreadsheet, a website, or some other place? I'm unfortunately unable to answer the question without these specifics.
Here are two articles I was able to find online, one is for Excel and one is for Google Docs:Here's how to make Excel handle leading zeros in number codes the way that you want. If you are using credit card numbers, or other number codes that contain 16 ... precision and will round any numbers that follow the 15th digit down to zero. ... you know that it's a number code, and that the leading zeros need to stay put.
Jun 26, 2011 - When Excel (or Google Docs) sees just numbers in a field, it assumes you want the field to be a number. ... In Excel, it’s easy to format a column as zip code and the leading zeroes are respected. ... I found that formatting the column on the Excel spreadsheet as text, then uploading ...
Thank you, I was using it in a spreadsheet, for Zip code. In excel.
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