I'm trying to convert a set of numbers between 1 and 9999 into text strings, with the number at the end as a four digit string, so 1 becomes "COLUMN0001", 123 becomes "COLUMN0123", etc. In excel, it would be easy - I would just use the text function and convert the number to a string and append it to the word COLUMN, but as far as I know, there isn't an equivalent function in excel and running excel functions in VBA is notoriously slow (especially as I will need to do this about 360,000 times).

I have 2 columns which contain numbers that have laeding zeros. example:

Column H has 002345 and Column I has 0678. I have tried H1&I1 but the leading zeros are stripped off. Is there a way to combine 2 cells AND preserve the leading zeros in both cells ?

I'm using Excel 2007 and am using a look up formula =isna(match( cell, cell range, 0)) to see whether a number in one column occurs in another column.

I have been doing this process successfully for over a year on Excel 2003 and more recently on Excel 2007. This is until today, when it's stopped doing what I expect - could I have changed a setting?

The correct number format for this sheet should be 0000 (so now '67' will appear as '0067' or '290' will appear as '0290' etc.) So I have applied this Custom Format to my columns: '0000' After applying the Custom Format to the spreadsheet the numbers appear correctly - 560 now appears as 0560 - BUT in the formula bar they still only appear as the original format - so 560 is STILL 560 rather than 0560 as it should be!

As a result of this, my look up is not looking for the number in the new format, it's still looking for the number in its original format - so a look up for 0560 is actually returning results for anything with 560 in it: 560, 5600, 5601, 56000, 56007 etc. I need my look up to be looking for 0560 NOT 560.

How do I force the numbers to become 4 digits in the formula bar so that my look up for 0560 only finds a match with a cell containing 0560 and not 560, 5600, 5601, 56000, 56007 etc.

I need either a foumula or macro to add leading zeros to a number based on text in another column

Column A is the original number Column B is blank and where I want my result to go leaving column A original Column C is where the text is that the leading zeros will be based on

A1 = 14M3652100 B1 = Blank C1 = If this column has text "ASP" or "POSMOS" or "ANISON" I need B1 to result in 0014M3652100

I have been using a piece of code to save a workbook and name it as the value in a cell, for a long time the value in the cell has been alphanumeric and all has worked well. I now need to save the workbook as a 6 digit number and it has to include the leading zeros.

VB: Sub Name () Dim stBatch1 As String Range("Batch").NumberFormat = "000000" [code]....

With 000001 in the cell called Batch all that gets returned is 1, I have tried changing stBatch1 from String to Integer and that returns -1, I have also moved the NumberFormat around to various places in the code and mostly it just returns True.

So if I have this data in a column you notice they have different length. Now I want my macro to add leading zeros until the length of all occurrences is 4.

I know for numbers you can do a range.numberformat = "0000".

But this won't work for B74 because (obviously) it will not be recognized as a number.

I know in a formula you can do it with the command TEXT. However I do not want to create extra columns I want something to alter it in place just like the numberformat does but then for numbers and text.

i cant do this from importing the data, so instead i have to try and fix it with code. I get a sheet of data from an external source that removes the 0's in the front of the number. Its only a 4 digit number so 21 would be 0021. Now i have been able to trap the data i think i would need. i created a =len() statement to tell me how many numbers each cell has. here is the code i think how it would work.. i just need a little help with filling in the blanks. I would assume its something to the lines of " 00+string value if it was 2 numbers needed.

B2 has the Len values (4,3,2,1 etc) and A1 is the original string that has the values. So i want the code to add 1 2 or 3 zeros to the front of the number based on the len value.

Range("B2").Select While ActiveCell.Value <> "" ActiveCell.Offset(0, 0).Select Select Case ActiveCell.Value Case Is = "3" ActiveCell.Offset(-1, 0).Select ActiveCell.Offset(1, 1).Select Case Is = "2" ActiveCell.Offset(-1, 0).Select ActiveCell.Offset(1, 1).Select......................

I need the values that are copied from the template to copy over in text form from the "Data" Tab. Secondly, the master sheet has multiple lines for each vendor. For the area highlighted in red I'd like for it to copy all cells in column C for the vendor and search the vendor by name. Then, move to the next sheet.

I used to get data from a database (CorVu & MIMS) in this format "0122458/001". Due to changes in those Databases I now get the data as 2 columns " 0122458" and "1" .What I need to do is somehow get this back to the old format including the leading zeros.

I had a hard time to put a suitable title to this query, not sure if above is good enough for my query. I am entering combination of text and number in a cell using a formula. I am wondering if it is possible to add formula which can format number such that it is displayed in accounting format. Example:

Expected output = Trial 1,000 Using this formula ="Trial "&Sheet1!A1 where A1 in Sheet1 = 1000 Output is Trial 1000

I have formatted the cells to be '0000' (showing the leading zero) however when my VBA code runs it copies the cell value into a string but when I stop the code running to check the value the leading zero(s) are gone. I can see they are the same on both worksheets in the correct format. I've tried a few others like integer and long but same same.

I have a CSV file I'm importing into Excell that contains leading zeros in a number field. I cannot get the zeros to display in Excel, but the user of the report needs to see them. Is there a way to dsiplay the leading zeros on a number field?

I have received an attachment of a .csv file from a client and one of the fields is a tenant ID number that sometimes begins with 1 or more zeros. When I open the attachment it is opening in Excel and dropping the zeros. How can I open that up and keep the zeros. I need those leading zeros.

I need a formula that will make a 4 digit number by adding leading zeros. If the number is already 4 digits then don't add leading zeros, do nothing. all numbers will be 1,2,3,4 digits long.

For Example,

if number is 1 then make it 0001 if number is 11 then make it 0011 if number is 111 then make it 0111 if number is 1111 then leave it 1111

When I save my file as a csv, it drops leading zeros in my zip codes. Formatting the column as text or even zip code only helps when I save it as xls - as soon as I switch it to csv it drops them.

what i want to do is input a range of numbers into a cell "L12" from 1 to 450 though when in excel i have formated the cell to "number" so when i want number 001 it turns to 1

what i what to do in the macro is after

Dim sNum As Integer

Sheets("FFR").Select

sNum = Range("L12").Value

if the number 1 is in the cell "L12" the number 1 will be in the variable sNum, though i want the number to be 001!

would i have to count the number of numbers in the variable and then say for example if there is only "1" number in the box, use an "add 00" function to get the number in the variable to be 001! I have an idea what to do though no idea where to start!

I can't seem to get the Concatenate function to work in my macro when there is a combination of numbers and text. It works fine is there are no alpha characters. I am using this macro to format all of the data in column "A" to have 5 characters and be text. These values will later be used in formulas and Pivot Tables.

Sub Macro2()

Dim sinlen As String Dim sinformat As Variant Dim lastcell As Variant

i have a header row that i want to transfer to a new spreadsheet. here is my exact setup to make it more clear:

Sheet1 - 001 PM Usage$% Sheet2 - 022 PM Usage$%

i have dozens of these rows, and i want to set up a auto rename for the header row on sheet 2 to rename itself like this:

Dim the value from header row on Sheet 1 (001), and rename the header on Sheet 2 (022), keeping the remaining contents intact (this is important because i want to use the same function for other headers which varies).

what i am doing now is dumping the value of the first cell into a variable, but as it stands it doesnt store 001, it stores 1... stripping the zeros, which makes it more complicated.

i thought perhaps i should dim the first 3 characters in the header as a string, and rename the first 3 characters in header 2, which i think would be the most efficient, but i dont even know if that is possible.

I'm trying to format an Excel 2010 spreadsheet so that I can import it into another application. I need to convert a number to text with four digits and a leading apostrophe - '0000 for example. How do I do this without having to type everything in manually?

I have a macro that goes out to a database and pulls in updated numbers. However the numbers come in as text because they have leading 0's:

011204 011208 011209 015942 017536

The only way I can get the numbers formatted as a number and drop the leading 0 is to click on the yellow exclamation tab that pops up and click, Convert to Number. Is there any way I can write this into my macro to automatically do for me? I tried selecting the column and reformatting this way but it would not drop the leading zero:

I am looking for a way to ensure that all the leading zeros in one column are present without having to format the column cell be cell. Is this possible?

I have an excel spreadsheet with numbers and the format has to show zeroes at the beginning (e.g. 0011111) It is always going to be a seven digit number. I can format the cells to show the numbers with the leading zeros, but as soon as I save the file as a csv, the leading zeros are lost.

Does anyone know how to the zeros can be retained when the file is saved in csv format?

I have a whole number in cell C2, but i am formatted it in Cell C3 to always have leading zeros combined with the number in Cell C2, where the result will be 8 digits long. example, my number in cell C2 = 572 but i need it formatted to be 00000572, but if the number was 19 it needs to be formatted to be 00000019 and so on.

My following code keeps deleting leading zeros. The purpose of this code is to delete leading spaces but leave the zeros.

Code: lr = Cells(Rows.Count, 1).End(xlUp).row For Each c In ActiveSheet.Range("A2:A" & lr) If Left(c.Value, 1) = " " Then c.Value = Right(c.Value, Len(c.Value) - 1) c.Value = c.Value Next c

Coworker was sent a spreadsheet with a singe column of loan numbers; some start with zeros, some don't. But every single cell ends with a "^". (Shift key and 6)

I have ID numbers that sometimes starts with one or more zeros and when i try to paste a string containing ID numbers that starts with a zero, excel converts it to a number thereby deleting the leading zero(s). Is there any way to force excel to keep the leading zero when i paste from the clipboard?

I have tried setting the format for a column as text using xlSheet.Columns("D").NumberFormat = "text" before pasting to try to force excel to keep the leading zero but the ID# comes out unreadable as "############". I have also tried formatting as "General" and custom formatting the column before pasting but have been unsuccessful thus far. I've seen other programs accomplish pasting numbers with leading zeros but how do you do this?