Reader Feedback and Insights: Printing Leading Zeros in Query/400, Another Look
June 12, 2002 Timothy Prickett Morgan
In response to your “Odds and Ends” article in the May 31 Midrange Guru, OS/400 Edition, specifically the tip that discusses Printing Leading Zeros in Query/400, Another Look, there’s another way to ‘skin a cat.’
Use an edit word with an extra zero at the beginning of the field. For example, to edit a Social Security number, I use edit word 0nnn-nn-nnnn. It works just fine unless you need to print this field starting at print position 1.
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