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**NDog****Member**- From: New Zealand
- Registered: 31 May 2006
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For this part of another script it is also bloated. What I am trying to acheive is to make all numbers feed into this loop double digits you will see how i have achieved this, while it is not too much of a problem as there are only numbers 1-9 to deal with, it would be great if i could shorten it.

so if i set input=1, source will end up being 01

Thanks in advance for any one who can help tighten this up

Nathan

%input% gets feed into here

IF 1==%INPUT% GOTO A1

IF 2==%INPUT% GOTO A1

IF 3==%INPUT% GOTO A1

IF 4==%INPUT% GOTO A1

IF 5==%INPUT% GOTO A1

IF 6==%INPUT% GOTO A1

IF 7==%INPUT% GOTO A1

IF 8==%INPUT% GOTO A1

IF 9==%INPUT% GOTO A1

GOTO A2

:A1

SET SOURCE=0%INPUT%

GOTO A3

:A2

SET SOURCE=%INPUT%

:A3

rest of script goes here

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**Simon Sheppard****Super Administrator**- Registered: 27 Aug 2005
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This looks like you need to get all the variables the same length

012

123

045 etc

so

SET SOURCE=0%INPUT%

then look at the syntax here:http://ss64.com/ntsyntax/varsubstring.html

to extract the last n characters

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**NDog****Member**- From: New Zealand
- Registered: 31 May 2006
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Thank you Simon Shepard that is great, I had 5 sections in my script needing to adjust those over bloated sections.

Now 2 lines can adjust them

```
SET SOURCE=0%SOURCE%
SET SOURCE=%SOURCE:~-2%
```

from

```
IF 1==%SOURCE% SET SOURCE=01&GOTO A1
IF 2==%SOURCE% SET SOURCE=02&GOTO A1
IF 3==%SOURCE% SET SOURCE=03&GOTO A1
IF 4==%SOURCE% SET SOURCE=04&GOTO A1
IF 5==%SOURCE% SET SOURCE=05&GOTO A1
IF 6==%SOURCE% SET SOURCE=06&GOTO A1
IF 7==%SOURCE% SET SOURCE=07&GOTO A1
IF 8==%SOURCE% SET SOURCE=08&GOTO A1
IF 9==%SOURCE% SET SOURCE=09&GOTO A1
:A1
```

Also

`IF %LASTPC% LSS 10 SET digits=%LASTPC:~1,1%`

from

```
IF 01==%LASTPC% SET LASTPC=1&GOTO D1
IF 02==%LASTPC% SET LASTPC=2&GOTO D1
IF 03==%LASTPC% SET LASTPC=3&GOTO D1
IF 04==%LASTPC% SET LASTPC=4&GOTO D1
IF 05==%LASTPC% SET LASTPC=5&GOTO D1
IF 06==%LASTPC% SET LASTPC=6&GOTO D1
IF 07==%LASTPC% SET LASTPC=7&GOTO D1
IF 08==%LASTPC% SET LASTPC=8&GOTO D1
IF 09==%LASTPC% SET LASTPC=9&GOTO D1
```

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