Inserts a particular character(s) to the left of a value to make the value a particular length. One example is:

Original token: ABC

Modifier: Pad Left (0,7)

Result: 0000ABC


PadLeft(textValue, padText, length)

Enabled For

For a description of the business object categories, see Notes on "Enabled For".

Business Object Category Yes/No
Business Rules: Before-Save Rules Yes
Business Rules: Calculation Rules (After Save, with or without Also Recalculate on Load) Yes1
Business Rules: Calculation Rules (Before Save or Always, without Also Recalculate On Load) Yes
Business Rules: Calculation Rules (Before Save or Always, with Recalculate On Load) Yes1
Business Rules: Editing Rules Yes
Business Rules: Initialization Rules Yes
Business Rules: Read Only Rules Yes
Business Rules: Required Rules Yes
Business Rules: Validation Rules Yes
Client Expressions Yes
Object Permissions No
Services No
Mobile No
Quick Actions (except UI Quick Actions) Yes
UI Quick Actions Yes
Reports Yes
Search/Dashboard without field references No
Search/Dashboard with field references No

1. Not fully supported in calculation rules that have a condition of After Save or the Also Recalculate on Load option selected. It may fail if the rule's field is used in a grid, form, or saved search.


Parameter Description
textValue Input string to perform Pad Left


Text to add at left for Pad Left


Length amount that you want to extend the length of the input string

Return Value

Returns a string with the length equal to the given length including padText at the left of the string.


$(PadLeft("1234", "$" , 10 ))

Returns this value: $$$$$$1234