I receive a report that has personnel numbers starting with zeros. They show in Excel with an apostrophe at the beginning to tell Excel to consider the number as text. I need the personnel number to show as a text value with the leading zeros (to copy and paste to another program). In the worksheet, I can use

=Text (reference cell,"00000000")

to convert the number to text with the leading zeros and without the apostrophe. I want to select a range and use VBA to automate the process but I can't find the correct macro function anywhere.

Thank you.

=Text (reference cell,"00000000")

to convert the number to text with the leading zeros and without the apostrophe. I want to select a range and use VBA to automate the process but I can't find the correct macro function anywhere.

Thank you.

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Ive been searching around the net for a solution but of yet have not

found one, so hoping that sombody will be able to give me a hand. (im

making a binary to decimal converter for my work at college, i no how

to do the actual code to convert it im just trying to make it neat)

Im trying to split a number with leading zeros. Im using the mid

function to split out the number but for some reson it wont see the

leading zeros

ie spliting 00011110

im using =MID(b4,2,1) which should bring up 0 but its counting the

characters from the first 1.

ive sort of found a temorary solution by converting it to text, but the

imputer has to remeber to put leading zeros on so it makes it 8

characters.

is there any way to make excel add the zeros on (in a text field) to

make it up to 8 characters what ever the imputer puts in.

Any help is much appreciated as im not very good at excell (know more

about access, thats were i got the mid function) so please dont be to

complicated

Thanks in advanced

Helen

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Ive been searching around the net for a solution but of yet have not found one, so hoping that sombody will be able to give me a hand. (im making a binary to decimal converter for my work at college, i no how to do the actual code to convert it im just trying to make it neat)

Im trying to split a number with leading zeros. Im using the mid function to split out the number but for some reson it wont see the leading zeros

ie spliting 00011110

im using =MID(b4,2,1) which should bring up 0 but its counting the characters from the first 1.

ive sort of found a temorary solution by converting it to text, but the imputer has to remeber to put leading zeros on so it makes it 8 characters.

is there any way to make excel add the zeros on (in a text field) to make it up to 8 characters what ever the imputer puts in.

Any help is much appreciated as im not very good at excell (know more about access, thats were i got the mid function) so please dont be to complicated

Thanks in advanced

Helen

I need to maintain specified character length or numbers with leading zeros

in each cell after I combine them into a single cell.

I'm trying to use =C1&C2&C3

Example:

Cell Length Contents

C1 5 00067

C2 3 XY

C3 6 abcde

so I should end up with 00067 XY abcde

after I combine them.

Any help appriceated. thanks.

digits, say 2 for example, it fills out the column based on its width, say 6,

with leading zeros. Example - I have 55122 in a cell that has a width of 6,

and I want it to say 055122. I know that changing the cell format to text and

re-entering the data would fix this problem, but I want a way to change the

data without re-entering it.

VB:I have tried setting the format for a column as text using xlSheet.Columns("D").NumberFormat = "text" before pasting to try to force excel to keep the leading zero but the ID# comes out unreadable as "############". I have also tried formatting as "General" and custom formatting the column before pasting but have been unsuccessful thus far.Clipboard.SetText strMyString, vbCFText Set xlSheet = xlBook.Worksheets("Sheet1") xlSheet.Activate xlApp.ActiveWorkbook.ActiveSheet.Range("A2").Select xlApp.ActiveWorkbook.ActiveSheet.PasteIf you like these VB formatting tags please consider sponsoring the author in support of injured Royal Marines

I've seen other programs accomplish pasting numbers with leading zeros but how do you do this?

I would greatly appreciate any help. Thanks in advance.

I have a single column of data of ascending numbers which was in an .req

file format (text) which I opened in Excel. The lowest number is 3128 and

the largest number is 999999 with all numbers in between.

These numbers were all 7 digits with leading zeros such as 0003128 right

through to 0999999 and again, everything in between. Unfortunately, I saved

the changes I made in the spreadsheet and all the leading zeros were lost.

I can not for the life of me find anyway of getting 3 leading zeros to all

the numbers with 4 digits, 2 leading zero for the numbers with 5 digits and 1

leading zero for the numbers with 6 digits. I desperately need this sorted

as these numbers are unique identifiers for a download that occurs daily.

0003128 - 0009999

0010000 - 0099999

0100000 - 0999999

Is there anybody who can help me to convert these numbers back to their

original format.

Thanks in advance

Malcolm

stored as text and the other as a number with leading zeros (ie. 001) when I

change the format to text it keeps the 001 so I was just wondering if there

is some code to strip the leading zeros out before I reformat the numbers to

text. Your help is appreciated.

TIA

Heather

The text is, for example, 12:5 - 120:15 and needs to be 0012:05 - 0120:15

I can't seem to figure out how to add leading zeros to a part of a cell. Basically the text has to all be ####:## - ####:## I tried using format ...it did not work

Thaks in advance.

I receive an excel spreadsheet of daily orders received which I copy to a new workbook (with a macro) and then run another macro that does some formatting and other things ready for the data to be used in a MS Word mail merge for customer welcome letters and order receipts (don't ask why, I just do it!).

Here's the problem. The original sheet has columns E to H formatted as USD currency ([$$-409]#,##0.00) and even though I use the following code to paste the sheet information to the destination new workbook:

Code:

Windows("new_orders.xlsm").Activate 'this is the original workbook

With ActiveWorkbook.Sheets("orders")

Lastrow = Sheets("orders").Cells(Rows.Count, "B").End(xlUp).Row

Range("A1:XFD" & Lastrow).Select

Selection.Copy

End With

Windows("new_customers.xlsm").Activate 'this is the destination workbook

ThisWorkbook.Sheets("import_customers").Activate

With ThisWorkbook.Sheets("import_customers")

Range("A1").Select

Selection.PasteSpecial Paste:=xlPasteValues, Operation:=xlNone, SkipBlanks _

:=False, Transpose:=False

Range("E:H").Select

Selection.NumberFormat = "@"

End With

I still end up with the destination formatting for columns E to H being of type currency (£#,##0.00) although it is now in GBP for some unknown reason..... but I need it as text so that it imports correctly to word mail merge.

How can I change the cell format in VBA so that it is text?

There is a second problem. When the value of the cell is an exact pound amount, e.g. £32.00, if I manually convert it to format type text, it changes the cell contents to 32 when I actually want it to be 32.00.

Any ideas on how I can take a currency format and change it to text without losing the post decimal place digits when they are both zeros?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks,

Nick

P.S. I'm using Office 2007

distributions ( 1-2, 3-5, 6-10, etc. ) into Excel, Excel converted all the

frequency distributions to dates: 2-Jan, 5-Mar, 10-Jun, etc. How do I convert

these dates back into text? When I reformat the cells containing dates as

text cells the dates are converted to numbers, e.g.:

2-Jan --> 38719

5-Mar --> 38781

10-Jun -->38878

When I attempt to Find/Replace these numbers with the text values I want,

Excel reports that it has made the change but it actually hasn't. I could cut

and paste the values by hand but that would be extremely tedious as there are

hundreds of them scattered throughout the spreadsheet.

I'm not an advanced Excel user. Not familiar with use of functions, but

would appreciate any help...

11405

11490

11516

11859

I need a way to convert to a 20 digit number (add 15 leading zeros)......

00000000000000011405

I'm certain there's an easy way for this..........

Thanks in advance.......

distributions ( 1-2, 3-5, 6-10, etc. ) into Excel, Excel converted all the

frequency distributions to dates: 2-Jan, 5-Mar, 10-Jun, etc. How do I convert

these dates back into text? When I reformat the cells containing dates as

text cells the dates are converted to numbers, e.g.:

2-Jan --> 38719

5-Mar --> 38781

10-Jun -->38878

When I attempt to Find/Replace these numbers with the text values I want,

Excel reports that it has made the change but it actually hasn't. I could cut

and paste the values by hand but that would be extremely tedious as there are

hundreds of them scattered throughout the spreadsheet.

I'm not an advanced Excel user. Not familiar with use of functions, but

would appreciate any help...

so...

3205 is ok

905 is not ok....need it to be 0905.

I need to concatentate vs converting to text so the value includes the zeros. These numbers are constantly being input via web query, so a formula in the cell will get wiped out. Possibly need a vba macro to run after the query has finished.

Thanks for any help.

I am using the following formula: =CONCATENATE($Page.$B$6;$'Data'.C9;$Page.$B$7)

In the 'Data' range, i have some values with leading zeros. When using the concatenate formula, these leading zeros do not follow through. For example, I get the following:

http://www.site.com/cat/prod/part=70/501

when I want this (note the two leading zeros in 0070):

http://www.site.com/cat/prod/part=0070/501

How can I make this work?

=SUBSTITUTE(A1,LEFT(A1,MATCH(TRUE,--MID(A1,ROW(INDIRECT("1:"&LEN(A1)))+1,1)>0,0)),"")

Enter the formula with ctrl + shift & enter

Copy down

Regards,

Peo Sjoblom

"Cheryl B." wrote:

> I've spent about an hour searching on how to remove leading zeros from a

> column of text. I'm sure there's an easy way to do it ... just haven't found

> it yet. This is a sample of the data and, as you can see, the number of

> leading zeros vary as well as the length of the original and desired text

>

> Original Desired

> 0000000002 2

> 00002309 2309

> 00002477327 2477327

> 00003584 3584

> 0001036 1036

> 00013180620620Y 13180620620Y

>

I have tried using the edit/replace replacing blanks with zeros, but this did not work

Jim Partney

All 3 are custom formated and with a defined number of characters of 5 (00000), 2(00), and 7(0000000), ie 00233,01,and 0040566. How can I concatinate these three values into one text string and retain my leading zero's

My attempted solution was to rename all my CSVs to file.csv.txt and use the macro recorder to import the data and change the data type to text while importing. This works but I'd like excel to prompt me for a filename instead of hardcoding a file.

There is some sort of syntax error but I'm not sure whats wrong.

Dim strFileName ChDir "C:A" strFileName = Application.GetOpenFilename("Text Files (*.txt), *.txt") If TypeName(strFileName) <> "Boolean" Then ' Workbooks.OpenText Filename:=strFileName, Origin:=437, StartRow:=1, DataType:=xlDelimited, TextQualifier:= _ xlDoubleQuote, ConsecutiveDelimiter:=False, Tab:=False, Semicolon:=False _ , Comma:=True, Space:=False, Other:=False, FieldInfo:=Array(Array(1, 1), _ Array(2, 2), Array(3, 1), Array(4, 1), Array(5, 1), Array(6, 1), Array(7, 1)), _ TrailingMinusNumbers:=True '

I have a problem that I want to use VBA to solve but I'm still learning VBA and can't figure it out.

So the problem is:

I have a column of variable length (rows) of dates (example "3/14/2012") which must be altered to the following format: 20120314. Secondly this number must then be converted to text.

I've tried manipulating a recorded macro, but no luck.

Hoping someone with more insight can help me out?

I've attached an example sheet.

Thank you advance.

I have a tab delimited text file which has 100k records.One of the fields inside the text file is Part Number.

The Part Number consists of numbers only which may start with leading zero. The length of the Part Number is also not fixed.

This is how the Part Number look like in the text file:

Part Number

00123

00456

00789

123457

3344578

33445789

This is how the Part Number look like in Excel file:

Part Number

123

456

789

123457

3344578

33445789

There is about 20k of records having leading zero truncated issue when open in excel.It is almost impossible to check 1 by 1 record to make sure that the leading zero is not truncated.

Is there any ways to preserve the leading zero when the text file is open in Excel?

Help Please !!

I have a listing of numbers in column A and I am trying to write a macro which will automatically change the number to an 11 digit number with leading zeros if they are already not there. I am able to get the code to work on an individual cell (in this example A1), but I do not know how to make it work for the entire column and stop at the last entry in the column. Any help would be appreciated. Here is the code that I am using, Thanks in advance.

Sub test()

Dim Numbers As Long

Numbers = ActiveSheet.Cells(1, 1).Value

With Cells(1, 1)

.NumberFormat = "@"

.Value = Format(Right("00000000000" & Numbers, 11), "@")

End With

End Sub

However, the user does not want to type the leading zeros.

Help would be much appreciated!!!

mailing list and then merging in Word, the zeros do not print. Is there a way

to get these zeros to print without having to create a formula (which I have

done). Also, I know that if you start with ' and then type your number the

zero will print. I usually get a mailing list that someone has compiled and

then I am stuck adding the ' to get the zeros to print. There must be an

easier way!!!!!