[xquery-talk] format-number problem

Ihe Onwuka ihe.onwuka at gmail.com
Sat Oct 18 10:58:34 PDT 2014

Given a piece of data like

<movie imdbID="1000111" rtID="/m/joyjatra/"/>

I wanted to zero pad all imdbID attributes to length 7.

So i did this

<movie imdbID="1000111" rtID="/m/joyjatra/"/>/
          attribute imdb_id {format-number(@imdbID,'0000000')}

Now it's quite possible that I asked for the wrong thing but leave that
aside for a sec. In this particular example the desired outcome is that the
data returns unchanged since it is already the requisite length.


in eXist  I get

<movie rtID="/m/joyjatra/" imdb_id="1.000111E6"/>

and in Zorba I get

<movie rtID="/m/joyjatra/" imdb_id="NaN"/>
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