What data type is your field? A while back I had a problem with MSSQL ignoring a leading zero on a zip code (i.e. 02938 would show as 2938) and all I had to do was change the data type from numeric to varchar. Of course I wasn't using the zip code for any mathematical computations either. HTH, Jeremy Weiss : -----Original Message----- : From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org : [mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org]On Behalf Of RUST Randal : Sent: Wednesday, April 02, 2003 10:06 AM : To: thelist at lists.evolt.org : Subject: RE: [thelist] inserting zero : : : > On the addStats.php page, I want to display a default value : > of "0" in each field. But nothing gets displayed unless I : > make the value "00." : : Sorry, I really wasn't specific enough here. I want the value of the : variable to be "0." : : $hits="0"; doesn't display anything. : : $hits="00" displays 00. : : On the other hand, I get what I want, kind of, with: : : <?=$hits ? stripslashes($hits) : "0"; ?> : : ---------- : Randal Rust : Covansys Corp. : Columbus, OH : -- : * * Please support the community that supports you. * * : http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ : : For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester : and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org : Workers of the Web, evolt !