# Convert A Text Field To Numeric On Import

Feb 14, 2007

I have a fields coming in that are text but should be numeric. is there a formula I can put in the cell to convert it from text to numeric?

The original database has the numeric fields stored as text, but I need to import them into Excel and do calculations on them.

## Convert Text To Numeric Value?

May 9, 2014

Wondering if it is possible to convert a string into a numeric value. The idea is that if you have a list of names, if you could add up the numeric values of the names together and hide it at the end of the list. Then if a name on the list changes, then so will that value.

I know how to do this in C or Python, but I am rather new to the syntax of VBA.

## Convert Numeric Text To Date

Sep 6, 2012

I have some dates in Excel in different formats and I need to convert them all to a uniform date format of MM/DD/YYYY.

The data is in this format:

82012
8152012
52012
5152012

The days of the month don't really matter. It's the month and year that I need in a date format.

## Convert Numeric Values With Decimals To Text

Jul 14, 2014

I have a list of numbers with decimals : such as

742111.37
703102.4
641771.52
652689.31
741202.92

I would like to convert the Numeric values to Text

Result :

Seven Hundred Forty Two Thousand One Hundred and Eleven and Thirty Seven .....
..........
..........
and so on....

## Copy Text To Cell And Convert To Numeric Formula

Feb 15, 2014

I have a spreadsheet where I enter text values in a cell, e.g. (.5 x .5) x 2 x .009. I want to find a way to automatically populated the cell to the right with the formula version, e.g. =(.5 * .5) * 2 * x .009 and format as three decimal place number.

One other question, is there a way to enter a template for entry in a cell. It would be nice if the text value above would take care of the parenthesis and multiplication signs for me.

## Finding A Non Numeric (or Numeric) Character In A Field

Sep 1, 2008

I have a few thousand products codes (i.e ABCD123BLA08 or SHU267BLA) They are non standardised in length or structure. I wish to pull out everything upto the end of the third numeric digit.( ie ABCD123 and SHU267) I cannot use left as they are all different lengths. Ideally i would serach for a non numeric char after the number then use left up to that point. Search can't do this, FIND can't do this.

Summary
ABCD123BLA08 would be ABCD123
SHU246BLU would be SHU246
I147ORT08-12 would be I147

## Convert Numeric And Scientific Symbol To Numeric Only

Jun 4, 2014

I have a column of several thousand entries listed as numeric with a scientific symbol eg.

1.4mSv
19.53mSv/1mSv (some have a mix and or alpha/numeric range)

I want to convert them to the numeric value only. I'm extracting to a chart which is not recognising the alpha and throwing the data out. I tried find and replace, trying various options within the 'replace format' tab with no joy.

## Finding An Invalid Value In A Numeric Field

Dec 9, 2008

I have a column of voucher numbers that is suppose to have only values 1 - 999999. How can I find one that has non numeric values or imbedded blanks?

## Search And Import As Field

Feb 11, 2007

I have a log file with this format;

MML Command;
Field1 Field2 ...
Command Executed;
DIfferent MML command different fields. I need to search first the MML command, then search again the Field1 Field2 as I need. Since the format of field between MML command is different each other's, I cannot import it to excel. So How can, I start to do the vba, to search a MML command i need, and then field1 etc.. and stop at command executed,??

## Import CSV With Commas In Description Field?

Dec 2, 2013

One of the fields I am importing has got a description with commas in. When I import the description is wrongly split. How can I fix that? KS14411011,22490030,"Airconditioner,Wall",5512

Code:
Private Sub cmdImportFile_Click()
Dim ImpRng As Range
Dim Filename As String

[Code].....

## Macro To Preset Field With Text If Condition In Another Field Is True

Jun 9, 2006

I have a macro that imports a report. If the Charge Type in column A is BTOREPLX, I need to prefill the field next to it in column B with the text "REPLX", e.g. "REPLXCDROM". I've attached an example of the report.

## Defining Field Format For Data Import From CSV

Jul 23, 2008

on data import from CSV file. The file is formated in a sligthly strange way:

"London","182.56","12/12/2007"
"Paris","133.41","27/12/2007"

I get into problem when importing using default CSV settings as numbers and date are understood like text. I need to replace "." with "," to get to number format. Used following Range("J5:K9999").Replace What:=".", Replacement:=",", LookAt:=xlPart, _
SearchOrder:=xlByRows, MatchCase:=False, SearchFormat:=False, _
ReplaceFormat:=False

However I get values multiplied by 100 for some reason.

Converting date format gets eeven more complicated.
So I decided I can not use standard CSV import and need to define separate data source for each raw file This is not what I wanted, since I do import many files (10 at this point in time, but it will get growing). However, I would be ready to do that if there is no other option. So I go to "Create New Data Source" and under "Connect" I get to another input box called "ODBC Text Setup" where I select "Options" to define customer format. However, after selecting source file, Excel is not able to interprate fields. Tried clicking "Guess" button, no luck there. Thought it is because fo those "" before and after field value. So, just for a sake of experiment I opened file in text editor and removed those ". Still, can not read the file. The error message says "Text file specification field separator matches decimal separator or text delimiter. Guess failed"

I am out of ideas how to get this file properly imported. Hope there is a way to do that either by defining field formats while importing (perhaps that can be done via SQL, but I am not confident with it) or writing some code to change format after importing from text to Number and Date...

## Convert To Numeric In VBA

Jan 1, 2009

I have some data fields (in yrs and days) as follows:

a = 5y020d
b = 2y225d
c = 12y003d

I need to add these three data items together in VBA to get a total yrs and days. The answer is then returned to an excel worksheet (sheet 1)

I have tried this:

a = LEFT (a, 1)

b = LEFT (b, 1)

this gives me the 5 and the 2 for the yrs but I am not sure how to get the days (20 and 225)

also, if I try and sum, i.e. a + b and then return to the spreadsheet i get 52 as the answer rather than 7 which is the answer i need. How can i convert this in the VBA correctly.

## Convert Numeric Value To Words Without VBA

Jun 1, 2014

Note : It works for a value having two decimal places. It truncates if you have a value having more than two decimal places. Note : The following formula can convert amount one less than 1 trillion into words.

For example : \$ 1,250.50 = One Thousand Two Hundred Fifty Dollars and Fifty Cents

\$1,250.50 is placed in cell B5.

Paste the following formula in cell C5.

source : [URL] .......

## Import Multiple Text Files & Copy Each Import

Jan 29, 2008

I'm attempting to import around 200 (and growing!) separate text files into Excel. I am using the formula below to import the text file and then using a separate macro to select the information I need, copy it into another spreadsheet, and then run the import macro again.

However, I have a problem in that my import macro gives me 'Run-time error '1004:

Application defined or user defined error''. At first this wasn't a problem as the information is pasted into the spreadsheet despite the error anyway. However, now that I am looping the macro it is obviously causing more problems as it prevents the loop. I would really appreciate it if anyone knows of a work-around or can spot an error in the coding to resolve this!

The code below shows is for the import macro only:

Sub ImportTextFile(FName As String, Sep As String)

Dim RowNdx As Long
Dim ColNdx As Integer
Dim TempVal As Variant
Dim WholeLine As String
Dim Pos As Integer
Dim NextPos As Integer
Dim SaveColNdx As Integer

## Convert Alphabets To Numeric Values

Jul 4, 2014

Is it possible to convert :

Nine Hundred Sixty Three Thousand Seven Hundred Eighty One
Eight Hundred Seventy Eight Thousand Eight Hundred Seventy Eight
Eight Hundred Twenty Two Thousand Seven Hundred Eighty Four
Eight Hundred Twenty Six Thousand One Hundred Eighty Nine
Nine Hundred Three Thousand Nine Hundred Six

to numeric...

EG:
963781
878878
872784
903906

## How To Convert Date / Time Field From EST To GMT

Mar 19, 2013

I want to display a date and time in local time, is there a simple formula to do this?

## Excel 2010 :: How To Convert Numeric Dates Into Proper Date Format

Aug 21, 2013

I have a column of dates formatted as:

20130201

The cell format in the column is General.

I need to change it so that the format looks like this:

02/01/2013

Is there a quick/easy way to do this in Excel 2010?

## Import, Format, Convert, Print VBA Module

Apr 14, 2009

I was wondering if its possible to build a module that would do the following: a) import a txt file to excel formatting it as text.

b) then in column D would remove the preceding space.

c) then convert data in D according to a separately kept Conversion table (or conversion table could be integrated into the code) and print conversion results into column J.

d) the last step is to print/copy columns A and J so that it looks like the final table in Sheet2.
Here are files attached.

sample data.txt
sample data.xls
conversion table.xls

To summarize I need to go from a txt file like the one attached and arrive at the table in Sheet2 of xls file attached.

## Import Txt File, Eliminate Dupes, Convert Data

Apr 27, 2009

I have this task to solve:

a) import a txt file to excel formatting it as text

b) in column D remove the preceding space

c) find duplicates in column A and delete the entire row with the older one according to Date in column B

d) then convert data in D according to Conversion table integrated into the code and print conversion results into column J.

e) the last step is to print/copy columns A and J so that it looks like the final table in Sheet2.
Here are files attached.

sample data.xls
sample data.txt
conversion table.xls

To summarize, I need to go from a txt file like the one attached and arrive at the table in Sheet2 of sample data.xls file attached.

## Concatenate Two Text Fields BUT Left Adjust First Field And Right Adjust Second Field

Jun 22, 2012

I want to concatenate two Cells into a single cell BUT have the first field left justified and the second cell right adjusted.

A1 = "John Williams", A2= "Single"

A3 = "John Williams Single"

## Text File Import With Text To Columns Splitting Same Text Differently

Nov 21, 2007

I have a macro which imports data from a mainframe dump text file and performs 'Text to Columns' on the imported data so that formula in the spreadsheet can act on the data. The code works perfectly well when I use it, but if a different user logs on and performs exactly the same mainframe dump and import macro the Text to Columns action splits the raw data in a different way and the result is that the split renders the formulae useless.

I've experimented a little and for some reason it appears that the 'Field Info' parameters which are produced when the Text to Columns function is recorded in a macro differ between users even though the raw data is exactly the same.

FieldInfo:= _
Array(Array(0, 1), Array(18, 1), Array(35, 1), Array(56, 1), Array(70, 1), Array(88, 1), _
Array(102, 1))

## Returning Text Values From Text Or Numeric?

Jun 4, 2012

I have two (2) different values in the same column one value is text (INV) the other is a time date stamp 05/18/2012 10:48:32. The text i want to return in a seperate column for these two is if it is INV then the result is "PENDING" if it is a date 05/18/2012 etc. then the result would be "PAID" example:

Payment Status
05/08/2012 10:30:12
INV
05/17/2012 08:27:37
INV
and so on...................

## Counting Text Not Numeric

Jul 12, 2014

apple
banana

Assume above on cell a1 and a2

What is the formula on cell a3 to count these, I know count(a1:a2) that counts numeric, don't know how to deal with text count.

## Numeric To Text Conversion

Sep 7, 2006

I often use vlookups that fail because of numeric/text discrepancies. I was always taught that if you're not going to do math on a field, it should be text. Such as zip codes or social security number.

Anyway, I know the easy way to convert text to numbers is paste special > multiply by 1. But what's the easiest way to convert numeric to text?

## Reading Non Numeric Text In A Cell

Apr 1, 2009

SUM(IF(FREQUENCY(E10:E29,E10:E29)>0,1)). this is the formula I currently use to read employee numbers and it works when we just use the number i.e. 011004. When we use the full employee number with alpha characters it does not work i.e. ASMO011004. I have used helper cells to do similar, but am not wanting to do this way for simplicity reasons.

## Sorting A Combination Text / Numeric Value?

Oct 2, 2013

I have a series of identification values that begin with text and end with a number. The trouble with sorting on this field only affects where the the first 9 entries end up since the number portion is not prefixed with a zero. Is there a way to sort these numbers so that ID2 (and not ID10) follows ID1?

ID1
ID2
ID3
.
.
.
ID9
ID10
ID11

## Extract Numeric Value From Text String

Feb 6, 2012

I’m wanting to extract the numeric values & piece of text from the end of a text string. Example data set starting in A1;

Big Box Dom 40*20

Result wanted :
Column B1 : Big Box
Column B2 : 40*20
Column B3 : 40 x 30

## Conditional Formatting With Text And Numeric

Mar 5, 2013

I have a spreadsheet with employee ID's along with other data, I need to see if any of the ID's are out of this range 0001 thru 1368, now some of the ID's have A,B,C, (e.I 0245A, 1101B,) but some do not have them. if the ID's are out of range I need to highlight it, cant figure this out, because of the Alpha characters.

## Averaging Text With Numeric Values

Feb 26, 2008

Are test have some text values RA = 0 and A= 0.5 as well as numeric values. I am currently using the formula =IF(COUNTIF(A1:A13,"A"),(COUNTIF(A1:A13,"A")*0.5)+SUM(A1:A13))/COUNTA(A1:A13) which is not very good at all, but it works for this instance. I also use the formula in B2 =IF(A1="RA",0,IF(A1="A",0.5,A1)) as a helper column but I need a stabile formula with out a helper column that will allow me to average text and numeric values. In the future, they are going to expand the text values part i.e. B = 0.3, BD = 0.2 etc....