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Cannot insert integers that begin with "0" (zero) using mysql insert


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Hello, I'm having a bit of a problem here, all help to this issues would be much appreciated :)


I am trying to use text boxes to insert numbers into the database based on what is inputed.

If I have a string, like this for example:

$variable = 09385493;


And I want to insert it into the database like this:

mysql_query("INSERT INTO integers(number)
VALUES ('$variable')");


When checking the integers table in my database, looking at the number field, the $variable that was inserted is outputted as



Notice the number zero was taken out of the front of the number. If the number is double 0's (009385493), both of those zero's would disappear, too.


Thanks :)


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Don't worry how the number is stored. If you want to display it with leading zeros you can do that with the printf function:

$var = 9385493;
printf("%08d",$var); // <<---- outputs 09385493
printf("%09d",$var); // <<---- outputs 009385493



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