Show a leading zero if a number is less than 10 [duplicate]

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How can I create a Zerofilled value using JavaScript?

I have a number in a variable:

var number = 5;

I need that number to be output as 05:

alert(number); // I want the alert to display 05, rather than 5.

How can I do this?

I could manually check the number and add a 0 to it as a string, but I was hoping there's a JS function that would do it?

Answers:

Answer

There's no built-in JavaScript function to do this, but you can write your own fairly easily:

function pad(n) {
    return (n < 10) ? ("0" + n) : n;
}

EDIT:

Meanwhile there is a native JS function that does that. See String#padStart

console.log(String(5).padStart(2, '0'));

Answer

Try this

function pad (str, max) {
  return str.length < max ? pad("0" + str, max) : str;
}

alert(pad("5", 2));

Example

http://jsfiddle.net/

Or

var number = 5;
var i;
if (number < 10) {
    alert("0"+number);
}

Example

http://jsfiddle.net/

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