May I know if there is any settings that I can set such that my column (which is of type - number) will auto insert 0s in front of the number that a user enter?

A SharePoint 2007 List have a field - a number field. The number field allows only 5 digits of numbers - meaning that if the number field contain a number, say 136, it will display 00136. If another number, say 66, then it will display 00066.

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As far as I know this is not possible directly on your number column.

However you can add calculated column to your list and use formula:

  • Looks like calculated column is the most useful column in SharePoint, or am I wrong to say that? Commented Sep 21, 2011 at 9:03
  • It is very useful Commented Sep 21, 2011 at 9:22
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