Convert Cell Values In Active Range To Text Format

Jul 15, 2014

How can I convert all cell values in active range to text format without losing the actual value.

For Ex.

0123 will remain 0123
07/12/2014 will remain 07/1/2014
3453 will remain 3453

regardless of there previous format. Currently I am doing this manually for every column before creating a load file for SQL database.

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