# Formula to add leading zero to months 1-9 of the year only.

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edited 11/25/23

I need to add leading zeros to month numbers Jan-Sept only as sorting by month number does not work due to Months Oct-Dec starting with number 1. If I sort by month number, it comes up like this.

1 (Jan), 10 (Oct), 11 (Nov), 12 (Dec), 2 (Feb), 3(March) ...

Does anyone have a formula for this?

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If the month field is a text value try adding a zero in front of the value and then taking the right two digits using the formula below.

=RIGHT("0" + {YOUR_MONTH_VALUE_HERE}, 2)

Hope it helps!

John

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If the month field is a text value try adding a zero in front of the value and then taking the right two digits using the formula below.

=RIGHT("0" + {YOUR_MONTH_VALUE_HERE}, 2)

Hope it helps!

John

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That works, thanks so much!

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You're welcome!

• I typically add leading zeros using the LEN() function to see if a number needs it, nested into IF()s.

e.g.

=IF(LEN(MONTH({date}))=1,"0"+MONTH({date}),MONTH({date}))

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