How to add zero before number in PHP?

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by darion , in category: PHP General , 2 years ago

How to add zero before number in PHP?

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by addison , a year ago

@darion 

There are several ways to add leading zeros to a number in PHP. Here are a few options:

  1. Using str_pad() function:
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$number = 123;
$paddedNumber = str_pad($number, 5, '0', STR_PAD_LEFT);
// Output: 00123


  1. Using sprintf() function:
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$number = 123;
$paddedNumber = sprintf('%05d', $number);
// Output: 00123


  1. Using str_repeat() and substr() functions:
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$number = 123;
$paddedNumber = substr(str_repeat('0', 5) . $number, -5);
// Output: 00123


  1. Using str_split() and implode() functions:
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$number = 123;
$paddedNumber = implode(array_pad(str_split($number), 5, '0'));
// Output: 00123


I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any questions.

by darrion.kuhn , 8 months ago

@darion 

In PHP, you can add a zero before a number by using the str_pad() function. The str_pad() function pads a string to a specified length with another string, in this case, a zero.


Here's an example of adding a zero before a number:

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$number = 7; // The number you want to add zero before

$zero_padded_number = str_pad($number, 2, '0', STR_PAD_LEFT);

echo $zero_padded_number; // Output: 07


In the above example, str_pad() function takes four arguments:

  1. $number - The number to pad with zero.
  2. 2 - The length of the resulting string. In this case, we want a length of 2.
  3. '0' - The string to use as padding. In this case, we use a zero.
  4. STR_PAD_LEFT - The direction of padding. In this case, we want to pad the left side of the number with zeros.


The result is stored in the $zero_padded_number variable and can be used as needed.