I'm all about super tidy and readable formuals since in all probability I will be the one who needs to look back at a formula I did years ago to see what it is doing, or if its someone else, the the formulas should be stupid simple to read.

So I like to use Formula Variables. here is some help on them.

https://help.quickbase.com/user-assistance/formula_variables.htmlMaybe in this case it was overkill.

You can also just do this

IF(not begins([My bar code field], "00"), "00" & [My bar code field], [My bar code field])------------------------------

Mark Shnier (YQC)

mark.shnier@gmail.com

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