The back story is that from a system we use, when you download data from inside it, Excel treats most of the cells with a "Number Stored As Text" error. I had problems with this and it was just generally annoying so I wrote the below macro that converts each of the cells back to general cells and reinputs the data, essentially reseting the cell and keeping the data. Being that this is a loop, it takes a good while to run if alot of data was downloaded. Any idea's on how to speed it up besides screen updating? Note, other stuff happens in the first macro, but it is just cosmetic non-intensive things. It calls the second macro because I wanted them seperate should I want to just run the second.

Sub CleanData()
Application. ScreenUpdating = False
' Find the Right most cell and the Bottom most cell and
' run the macro from A1 to this cell recursively
Range("IV1").End(xlToLeft).Select
Col = Selection.Column
Range("A65536").End(xlUp).Select
Row = Selection.Row
Range("A2").Select
Range("A1", Cells(Row, Col)).Select
Application.Run ("FixTextAsNumberError")
Application.ScreenUpdating = True
'
End Sub..............

Public Sub add_tick_marks() Dim c As Range For Each c In Selection If Not IsError(c.Value) Then If Left(c.Value, 1) <> "'" And c.Value <> "" Then If InStr(c.Value, "E+") > 0 Then c.Value = "'" & c.Formula Else

I use these because I frequently copy billing account numbers that have leading zeros from some proprietary software and work with them in Excel. I need the leading zeros to facilitate VLookUp's. When I paste the data into Excel it truncates the leading zeros. My typical procedure is:

1. Copy a column of values from our proprietary software 2. Paste it in Excel (Ctrl+V) 3. While newly pasted data is still selected I hit Ctrl+1 which brings up the Format Cells form. 4. I double click "Text" 5. I re-paste into Excel (Ctrl+V) 6. I run my macro to add tic marks to the values so the leading zeros never get lost.

The problem occurs when I copy multiple columns of data and paste it in Excel. If one of the columns of data contains numbers or currency then I select that range of values and run the macro to get rid of the tic marks. After running the macro the numbers are still treated as text. When I select a range of those values and right-click on the status bar and select " Sum" there is no value. No big deal, I just highlight them and format the cells as numbers or currency. But after formatting them as numbers or currency, they retain their format as text until I click in the formula bar for each individual cell and hit enter, at which time they take on the number or currency format I have chosen and the sum can then be displayed in the status bar.

How can I force the formatting I chose to take effect on the data immediately without me having to individually "fake change" the data in each cell?

I have text as numbers downloaded to excel sheets from crystal that i need to add together on a summary sheet. I've tried using Value, TRIM and CLEAN functions to no avail. the TYPE function is reading the cell as Text and I have also tried multiplying by 1. Does anybody know how I can get around this ? hopefully I've attached an extract of the file

I have a document passed to me that includes information pulled from an internal system.

I want to use some basic formulas to show Totals, averages etc.

However, the SUM function does not work on the data provided unless I select the cell (As if to edit the text) and the press enter.

Is there a quicker way of selecting all of the cells in Column A for example and performing this function on mass, rather than selecting each cell individually.

I have attahced a similar sample copy - My SUM formula is show in cell B15.

In the ID column of the attached excel file whenever I convert the numbers stored as text to numbers it results in a weird transformation.

e.g. an ID of 480610141001 becomes 4.8061E+11. When I do the same process in the name column, which has similar numbers, it will give the correct result following the same process.

I have been looking through the forums and found the below code, but I have both text and numbers in the same range. I have attached an example of what I need to have converted.

See attached file. A colleague is downloading rows of data from a website which contains a number field Excel is currently treating as Text after being pasted in. My spreadsheet includes just a sample of the many rows of data however as you can see the VALUE function refuses to convert these text values to numbers. How these might be converted and why the VALUE function refuses to work in this case?

I import data from my works server and dates are represented in text. example text format is yyyymmdd/19790310. What I'm trying to do is add and subtract from this date. I was trying to utilize formula and havent got close. I have a couple of parameters:

In column L I would like to represent the following

if column "B" is "A" add 38 years to column "J" dates are represented as TEXT if column "B" is "B" add 35 years to column "J" " if column "B" is "C" add 30 years to column "J" " if column "B" is "d" add 30 years to column "J" "

Column "M" I would like to find the difference in column "L" and "C" I know days will be difficult it can be represented in years and months only.

I have no preference on whether I use VBA or a formula but have failed on on formula and was attempting to use VBA Case method but no success. I have 10000 rows of information and am open to any ideas attached an example of my data.

Working with an inherited spreadsheet which has massive amounts of numbers formatted $US to 2 decimals. Can't manipulate the data: all formulas to sum groups of the numbers yield zero and formulas to multiply or divide them yield "#VALUE" error message. I guess the data is text (is left justified) although there's no apostrophe visible in the formula bar. Anybody know how I can convert these to numbers?

In cell F39 i have a number (for example) 4322.08 and i would like to convert into into text in the following way In cell B47 I would like it to say Four In cell C47 I would like it to say Three In cell E47 I would like it to say Two In cell G47 I would like it to say Two In cell I47 I would like it to say Two in cell J47 I would like it to say Eight

But essentially any number that I type into cell F39, I would like it to convert the number to text

I have a column that contains 4 digit numbers that I want to convert to a text value. Here is my example

Number Text Value 7004 RBPA 7002 DCVA 7001 PVBA .....etc.

There is a total of 10 different number values. I want to include the conversion vba into an existing macro that is performing other functions on the spreadsheet.

I am extracting a large set of numbers forming various tables from SAP. These numbers are not recognized as numbers and have Formula error. Only way to further process them is to convert them to number using 'Error Checking' option from 'Formula' Tab.

I need a macro to convert all such text to numbers, note there are no other formula errors.

I have other macro to delete rows, columns, take sum and create new Summary Table from the data but that does not work until I manually convert text to numbers.

how to have the macro globally i.e, I need to only open the extracted data in excel and be able to run the Macros. Presently I open the extracted data and also open the master macro-enabled file to access the macro.

I am attempting to automate a daily extract for account transactions. This extract ranges from 100 - 15000 lines on any given day. Below is an example of my data:

Account Action to be taken 8523 Needs to be converted to a number 84A2 No action needed 8523 Needs to be converted to a number 0749 Needs to remain as text stored as a number 2GP1 No action needed 8181 Needs to be converted to a number 0489 Needs to remain as text stored as a number

[code]...

As you can see, I have three types of data:

1) accounts with leading zeros which need to be stored as text

2) accounts with mixed formats which can remain as text

3) accounts that are purely numerical without leading zeros. I need to convert these from text to numbers.

Since the extract can be up to 15000 lines long, going through the data to manually convert the appropriate cells from text to numbers is unreasonable, especially when this has to be done daily.

Is it possible to script this task? I've tried a number of things, but unfortunately my knowledge of VB isn't very extensive. This is the best that I've come up with:

Code: LastRow = Range("a" & Rows.Count).End(xlUp).Row For i = LastRow To 1 Step -1 If Cells(i, "a").Value "0*" Then Cells(i, "a").Format.General End If Next

Following is the master data that's imported from weekly timesheet.

DeptProjNoProjNameEmployee Dept170000Project1Shawn Johnson Dept170000Project1Brenda Larry Dept260010Project2Patrick Leh Dept170010Project3Shawn Johnson

When imported, the 'ProjNo' is stored in Text format. Now when forecast data is appended to master table, the ProjNo stores as Numbers. I would like to know how I can automatically convert it into Text. The number of records varies every time when imported from the Timesheet.

The other thing is I need AutoFill 'APPROVED' in Column 5 from 2nd row to the last row.

To input high volumes of dates I change the number format of cells to "00/00/00" so I can key mm/dd/yy without having to hit the slash key. In order to convert these values into an actual date, I've been using the =TEXT function because it allows me to format the text as "00-00-00" which preserves the numbers but inserts a hyphen between each set. From there I use text to columns to break each pair into its own column, and use the =DATE function to combine all 3 into a date.

Is there a way to automate this conversion process in VBA? Alternatively, I'd be open to a different method to input dates in the mm/dd/yy format without having to press the slash key.

Specially in accounting jobs we need to convert numbers into text when expressing currency values. writing a macro everytime and running it is cumbersome. isnt there an add on?

There is probably a really easy answer to this question but I cannot seem to figure it out. I need to calculate the sum of pages faxed on a fax report at my office on an excel spreadsheet which is downloaded from our server. It appears the file is not meant to be used in excel but it downloads as an "*.xls" file anyway. When I open the file I receive this message:

"The file you are trying to open, 'FaxCetailReport.xls', is in a different format then specified by the file extension. Verify that the file is not corrupted and is from a trusted source before opening the file. Do you want to open the file now?"

The file is comnig from a trusted source so I select "Yes" and it opens just fine. There are just over 50 rows of info, one of them being the number of pages. In a blank cell I enter "=SUM(select rows)" and the result is a "0". I have converted the cells to the "number" format, no change. When I right click on the cells and select format, the protection tab on the right has the check box "Locked" checked and unchecking it does nothing, it is checked as soon as you go back in to the protection tab.

The only way around this is to manually retype the numbers in a cell next to the pages column, which is ok for 50 numbers, but I have some sheets where there is over 1,000 entries.

i am trying to convert a range of numbers to text using the Cstr function ,it doesnt work. excel VBA help states that CStr function converts a numeric value to a String. i am aware that i can convert a number by preceding it with an apostrophe i just need to know why Cstr doesnt do the job

Sub covrt() For Each rng In Selection.Cells rng = CStr(rng.Value) Next End Sub

Have the following numeric values: -3.46 103 0 6.2 I would like to convert (not format) them to the following 14-byte text values: -0000000000346 +0000000010300 +0000000000000 +0000000000620

I have the following macro that I use to convert numbers stored as text to text. For some reason, if I try to use it twice in a row, it won't work, I get an error that says "application-defined or object-defined error" and highlights this part of the Cells.SpecialCells(xlCellTypeLastCell).Offset(1, 1).Copy

I have a text file with rows and columns of numbers ranging from 1-4 digits that I'd like to import/copy into Excel with each number being in its own cell. But whenever I copy/try to import, Excel splits all of the 3-4 digit numbers up into single digit numbers. The text file has 10,000+ columns (each number occupies two columns so I have half of that amount in numbers) and 300+ lines.

Is the file simply too large for Excel to handle or is there a way I can do this?

A B C D E F G 23445566894 Brwn pdc aft Cat1 45687930596 $5 45687930596 Gld wdget adi Cat2 23445566894 $6

In the example above, I would like to do a vlookup in column C that matches the digits in column A to those in column F, with the output being the corresponding value in column G. I believe it involves the left function but not sure how to really use it here.

I'm working on a spreadsheet with about 400 rows and 10 columns. All the numbers in the columns are formatted as text, which doesn't allow me to use AutoSum. I have selected the cells and formatted them as number with no decimals, but AutoSum still doesn't work because the formatting hasn't changed and they're still formatted as text. I know if I double click each cell, the cell changes the format from text to number, but that will take a lot of time to change 400 cells in each of the 10 columns. What can I do to quickly reformat the cells from text to number?

I am looking for a VBA to sort rows which include actual numbers and text representing decomposed CTQs (or procedures in IT development)

Code:

Col A Col B 1Billing Accuracy 2Billing Time 3Credit Check Accuracy 4Credit Check Time 2.1Bill preparation

[Code]....

This is the order in which the data is copied and saved from worksheets in which they are developed. Note that 3 rows (8.1.2.1 through 8.1.2.3) are below 8.1.3 (because the three come from Worksheet 8.1.2 which came after worksheet 8.1). The first four rows came from a Top Level Worksheet. I would like to see them intermixed but in proper order.

I need to compare two colums by number decription for example m344 in one column and fsh344-1 in another. All I want to match is 344. In column a I want to indcate the match by placing an X by each match. View my attachment for reference. I don't know if it makes a difference but the columns are centered in my original spreadsheet.

I'm looking for the VBA command for this function. I tried just recording a macro in where I perform the task but it didn't record anything. Tried it several times even.

I have numbers from -50 to 50 going down column C. In column D, I want to enter a formula which will convert each number to a TRUE or FALSE. How do I do that?

I believe 1 = TRUE and everything else = FALSE, but I would like to know how to get that with a formula.

I am working in two different files. If number "40556" on worksheet B is showing on worksheet A, the function is to state "TRUE", but it's stating "FALSE". Both files' numbers are listed as GENERAL under FORMAT CELLS.

I am looking for a formula to grab only the numbers withing a cell that has text in it i.e (John Peters142 lp) or (Sally Jones54) or (Terry Cram310 jkb) sometimes there will be text after the number and sometimes not, the format is as shown with no space between name and number but a space after the number.

we work with both Lotus 123 and Excel 2003. Lotus will be gone next year, but for now, the official mean to publish our reports is Lotus. With my work, I copy/paste a Lotus page to Excel. I use the following macro to convert Lotus format numbers (which Excel considers as text) to real numbers:

Sub ForceToNumber() Dim wSheet As Worksheet For Each wSheet In Worksheets With wSheet . Range("IV65536") = vbNullString .Range("IV65536").Copy .UsedRange.PasteSpecial xlPasteValues, xlPasteSpecialOperationAdd End With Next wSheet End Sub

Source : http://www.ozgrid.com/forum/showthre...087#post184087. The problem is that I need to send back this data in Lotus. Excel considers decimal numbers with a coma as real numbers and numbers with a dot as a text. This previous macro fixes that. However, Lotus works the other way. Only numbers with a dot are considered real numbers. So I would need to find a way to code a macro that converts any numbers in the Excel sheet to a number with a dot. It's a bit like doing the opposite operation.

I need the " solutions cells " to match to the " source cells " and return a " yes " or " no ". in cells d4:d10. Ex: #1 cell C4=01234598, it will conduct a search & match of cell A5 which contains the number 123, since cell C4 contains all 3 numbers from cell A5, then the formula would result in a " Yes ". The match has to contain all 3 numbers from the solution cells to the source cells.

Ex: #2 cell C7=67891234, it will conduct a search & match of cell A8 =901. Since cell C7 only contains the 9&1 from cell A8, it would return a " No " because cell C7 did not contain all 3 numbers from cell A8. I'm not sure if the IF, Match, Index or Count formula is the right one to use, they all seem to partially work, but still don't complete this problem.

multiple numbers and text are in single cell which are separated through spaces or comma, is there any formula which can bypass text and add all the numbers in the cell.

For example:

red 12, yellow 10, green 5 27 red 3, blue 9 12 yellow 21, blue 3 24

I have a column of numbers that may range from 7 to 8 but i need to tack on zero's at the end so that i have a total of 22 characters. What formula could i use?