I used the formatting wizard to make all dates the format of dd/mm/yyyy but, now, when I put a date in the column it throws up a number '41313' instead of a date, even if I manually input the date in the same format as above.
Also, I have tried to turn cells back into general number fields, but this doesn't appear to be changing it back to a date format..
There are HUNDREDS of dates I might have lost if I can't get them to start showing as dates again!
I wrote an excel program in Excel'03 for a dental office to manage state assistance patients and one of the table columns is the state assistance number. The problem is that the program defaults to a number format when it is entered instead of a text format, which is what I want. The issue is that state assistance numbers are always 8 digits and when it defaults to a number field the program drops the required preceeding zeros.
For example the number 00123456 will sometimes show up as 123456, which is wrong. It's like sometimes it will show up right and other times it gets a butterfly in its brain and deletes those zeros irritating the receptionist here. So, how do I get the table to either stay in text format or set up a number format that keeps the preceeding zeros?
I have a cell tha't set up as a number format with the validation only accepting 3 whole number characters, however if the number is 098 then it converts it to 98. I need for that cell to be a number type format and to accept 0 as the first character. I thought I tried everything but I'm sure I'm missing something.
I am going to create a large drop down list with data validation the list is to do with fitness the list will containt a sport with a numeral after it for example : GOLF 4.5 then under that Basketball 12
what i am wanting to do is make a calculation based on what sport is selected in that cell for instance GOLF 4.5 is selected in the cell so i need to say valueinA43*D43/B9 can this be done?? Or if not. can i extract the value from the list to another cell without the text and then perform the calculation.........
How can I add a date stamp that will populate a field when text is entered into another cell but will not change every time I re-open the sheet. I have been using =if(B4="",NOW()) which changes each time though and as soon as text is entered it disappears. I want to capture the actual date that someone enters text into a cell and save that date in another cell???
I need excluding text from a cell and come out with a random number up to 3 numbers. Please see the attached image;
If you notice in column D there is text and a number that starts with a decimal, for example on the first row is .437 the next row is .215 next row is .63 etc... Is there a way to come out with a random number mixing it up to 3 digits and output those number on column "E"? Im only interested in filtering and coming out with the random number i mentioned .437 .215 .63 etc... not the +/-.010in.
There is no right or wrong number, i just need to come out with random number using up to 3 numbers up.
Maybe for .437 three numbers up could be .440 for the next row .215 maybe a number up .216..etc..
Hope there is a way to do this, my excel file is too long to type a number manually.
I use pivot tables extensively in my job. I have several spreadsheets that feed from acess database tables to build pivot tables. Besides the fields imported from Acess, I also create calculated fields. The problem is, for both the calculated fields and the imported fields, the number formatting does not stick. I know how to go to field settings, then to number, and change the customized format. The problem is, once I take that field out of the pivot table and bring another one with a different format (say, bring a field with currency format and take away one field with a percentage format) and then bring the original field back to the privot table, the number format is gone.
This is really annoying since I work with dozens of fields, and it takes time to change the number settings every time I change fields on the pivot table, and the number of decimal places, etc. I stress that I know how to change the number formatting on fields, it's just that it excel does not remember it afterwards.
I thought that maybe the formulas in excel might allow one to include the formating, but I have not been able to find if this is possible, and if so, how to do it. So, for example, the following formula for a calculated field:
I'm trying to update an excel document which has a list of employees on it along with their training. Most of the training for individuals needs refreshed in the next year so wanted the table to use the date and perhaps trigger a fill colour change once they are close to needing that training. here's an example
John Smith course 1 Completed 01/05/10 Refresher required 01/05/14
Once we get a month or two before the required date, I would like the fill colour to change to highlight that they refresher training should be organised soon.
What i need is to be able to concatenate a field such that it includes current system year,month,day and time. My attached spreadsheet illustrates my current formatting to achieve year,month,day. But I seem to be challenged in getting the current time to display properly.
Example below of the data I have. I need to convert dates into DD.MM.YY (8 chars) for SAP. I receive spreadsheets where the date is dd/mm/yy and I use the replace to convert the "/" to ".", then format this column as TEXT. My problem is some of these sheets have hundreds of records and rather than individually scroll through and look for data that requires the "0", is there a way to insert this. I can custom format that it looks as it has the zero, but it is not in the true data.
1.10.12 data should be 01.10.12 11.10.12 this is correct 3.11.12 data should be 03.11.12 3.06.12 data should be 03.06.12 etc
I have a file, a portion is attached, where I want to paste the value of the formula (in this case, just that of the external data) once it has grabbed the data from an external source.
If the first time I open the file is Jan 15, I want it to grab the data in columns C, E and G from Jan 1 to Jan 14 and paste each cell's value in the same cell. Any data on Jan 15 or past Jan 15, I don't want the value (hasn't been collected yet).
If I open the file again on Jan 18, I need the data from Jan 15 to Jan 17.
I have this macro which works well for grabbing the data and pasting the value.