# Allow only 4 digits in field

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I need to limit a field on a form, to allow the user to enter time in 24 hour format. But I need to set it to only allow 4 digits, including beginning with zeros. When I use something like Like "####" , it doesnt allow leading zeros. Anybody know how this can be done

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I could have the whole problem backwards, I just don't know anymore.

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