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Converting string to int

sridhar row
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If I have a String containing "0123", how do I convert it to an integer
variable?

I've tried all kinds:
Integer.valueOf("0123"),
int i = Integer.parseInt("0123"),
int a = new Integer("0123").intValue();
etc
permutations but always end up with a int value 123 instead of 0123

What's the trick?
[ February 10, 2008: Message edited by: sridhar row ]
Garrett Rowe
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There is no "trick". The leading zero is not significant, and is not part of the textual representation of the int 123. If it is necessary to display a leading zero, you can do so with a NumberFormat object, or using String.format().
[ February 10, 2008: Message edited by: Garrett Rowe ]

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Rob Spoor
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Not necessarily true.

The leading 0 could mean that the number should be octal instead of decimal, just as 0x is the prefix for hexidecimal.

If that is the case, use Integer.parseInt("0123", 8). The result would be 83. Integer.parseInt("0123") is similar to Integer.parseInt("0123", 10).


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