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dan-572483
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I'm using CAST to conver integers to Varchar or Char, but when the value is less than 10 I want it to start with a 0, as in "07". But a 12 is still 12.

What is the best way to do that?
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Are you just using integers with values from 0 to 99? Or Are you going to have values like '01', '12', '123', '57246' ? because you might want to add more zeroes.
Depending on your answer, the solution could be different.


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It's going to represent the number of seconds, so the possible range is 00 to 59.
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dan-572483 (10/3/2013)
It's going to represent the number of seconds, so the possible range is 00 to 59.



one way is like the below. There may be a better method but this is the way i would use it.



DECLARE @seconds INT = 5
DECLARE @Stringlength INT = 2

SELECT REPLACE(STR(@seconds,@Stringlength),' ','0')

-- output = 05




If you put anything greater than 9 it won't pad it with a 0 infront (e.g. 10 will be 10)
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I just use a concatenate and a right.

So select right('00' + cast(1 as varchar) ,2)



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dogramone (10/3/2013)
I just use a concatenate and a right.

So select right('00' + cast(1 as varchar) ,2)


I've used this method quite often. Simple enough.

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Just another way to do it. The Tally is just to generate the sample data and has nothing to do with the solution.


WITH Tally AS(
SELECT TOP 60 ROW_NUMBER() OVER(ORDER BY object_id) n
FROM sys.objects
)
SELECT RIGHT( 100 + n, 2)
FROM Tally




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dogramone (10/3/2013)
I just use a concatenate and a right.

So select right('00' + cast(1 as varchar) ,2)


Simple and makes sense. Thanks!
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A bit longer, but more obvious.


DECLARE @INT INT = 1 ;
SELECT REPLICATE('0', 2 - LEN(@INT)) + CAST(@INT AS VARCHAR)


Pass the column name instead of @INT
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