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Nov 9, 2008

How do I determine a cell's type (e.g., numeric or string or formula) and if numeric, the format (e.g., currency, general, scientific) including the number of decimal places.

Is there a function that returns the object's properties? Must I use isnumeric, isformula, and so on or is there one function that returns this information?


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Does anyone have any clue of a VBA function that gets a cell and Changes the type of itīs contense?

I have been using the Cstr function as in the next example but I dont get the result I want

hojaRES.Cells(i, 6) = CStr(hojaRES.Cells(i, 6))
If IsNumeric(hojaRES.Cells(i, 6)) Then
MsgBox "nothin changes :("
Exit For
End If
hojaRES.Cells(i, 6) = "0" & "34" & hojaRES.Cells(i, 6)

My problem is that i want to add 034 prefix to a telephone number, and as it treats the data as numeric; number 0 (before34) is deprecated

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which i am using to map columns between spreadsheets. The basic numeric entries refer to columns to copy. But I want to make the routine smarter with the strings.

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End If
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