# Keep Number Format When Converting To Text

Jun 30, 2009

I have an excel file that is used to create a large text file. This is all done manually so I wrote some code to create the file automatically. I have everything working except that I am losing some info. The info is zeros after the decimal point. Almost all of the cells are formatted as numbers with 3 decimal places. It is common to have values of 0.000 that end up just 0 when they are written to the text file. Is there a way to keep the formatting (all decimal places)? Here is an example of code that I am using to write data directly from a cell to the file.

## Converting Text To Numbers To Useable Number Format

Sep 29, 2008

Is there anyway of converting the output (which is 7 and in text form) to a useable number format so that I can take advantage of the VLOOKUP function (instead of getting a #N/A)....

## Converting Times Stored In Date Format To Number Format?

Mar 31, 2014

One of the reports I run provides me information on lengths of time. Such a field displays as |0:09:16| indicating 9 minutes and 16 seconds. However, when the report generates the excel spreadsheet it saves these cells in date/time format ([h]:mm:ss). If I were to convert this field to the number format (so I can manipulate and graph it) it displays as such |0.00643460648148148| Ideally I would be able to have the data in the field stored as |556| (556 seconds, or 9 minutes 16 seconds). I have thousands of fields that I need to manipulate where the data is stored in this format and I can not figure out how to fix it.

## Converting Reference Number Format?

Jan 26, 2012

I need to use a vlookup, however that's not my query. In order to allow the vlookup to work, I need the reference number field in a different format. I thought I'd add a column next to it for the converted number. The number is presently in the format 99/99999, I need the number to be in the format 99999/99. What formula or function will allow me to do this?

## Converting 4 Digit Number Into Time Format

Jan 15, 2014

I have two Columns of 4 digit numbers (24 hour clock format). I need these numbers to be in Time Format. Formatting the Columns or even individual cells seems to do nothing.

1238 as 12:38 etc.

These numbers are acquired using VLOOKUP

I have attached a copy of my file, The numbers in question are on sheet "iCalender" 8th sheet accross.
Columns "start Time" and "End Time"

Time Format is Compulsory so that I can upload to a .ics Web Converter. Of which is currently failing for this reason.

5th January 2014 - Copy.xlsm

## Converting? Format To Text Format

Sep 15, 2009

On the attached example i have a list of fractions (in the format ?/???). However, i have a problem when the fraction is 6/4 or 4/6 as excel rounds the nominator and de-nominator down to the lowest value so these fractions become 3/2 and 2/3. For these two fractions only i don't want this rounding down to happen.

I am open to any suggestions, but i was thinking of some vba where on pressing a button it would run a macro that went through the cells in the column and if the cell value is 1.5 (3/2) then format the cell as text and enter the value"6/4". For the 2/3 fraction, i think you may need to say if the cell is greater than 0.66 and less than 0.67 because this would possibly be harder to exact as the number of decimal places involved.

## Converting A Text File To .xls Format

Oct 21, 2008

I have received a large file of text and numbers arranged (loosely) in columns in a .txt file that I need to get into a usable form in Excel. I'm trying to use the Text Import Wizard but am running into problems geting the column breaks right as there are thousands of rows of data items. As soon I think that I've inserted the break line in the correct place I scroll down a little further to find an item that encroaches into the next column, and when I shift the break line to the right to accommodate this new item I then encroach on the items in this next column.

## Excel 2007 :: Converting Phone Number Format?

Aug 27, 2012

I have phone number in phone format which looks like this: (123) 456-7890 which needs to be converted to: 1234567890.

I tried but unable to do so.

## Converting Excel File Into Text Format?

Jul 17, 2014

code to convert excel file format into Text.

We are doing this activity on a daily basis to upload into our EPM system , where our system only accepts TXT file.

find enclosed excel input file and output file which should be in TXT format.

## Loop Converting Date To TEXT Format

Jul 21, 2009

i'm trying to convert a column (P) from date dd-mmm-yy, subtract 5 days, and paste value as YYMM using a macro. I've borrowed bits from other macros and producted this but it's not working (and i've played around with it to the point it doesn't make sense anymore!)

Option Explicit

Dim LR As Long, i As Long
Dim tempValue1
Dim tempValue2 As Date

Worksheets("Report").Select
LR = Range("P" & Rows.Count).End(xlUp).Row
For i = LR To 1 Step -1

Set ActiveCell.Value = Text(ActiveCell.Value - 5, "YYMM")

Next i
End Sub

## Converting Date And Time From Odd Text To Standard Format?

May 10, 2014

I'm copying data from another source to excel, and for certain date entries they come as text in the following format "On 14 May at 8:00". Is there anyway to convert multiple entries like this into a standard date format? With or without time is fine - just the date will do.

## Converting A Text Format Field From M10235 To M000010235

Jul 10, 2014

I am using excel to compare data from one spreadsheet to another. However my utility is not capturing identical matches since one worksheet eliminated the leading 0s while the next worksheet includes all 0s. Our system should actually have the 0s to identify the data correctly.

Worksheet 1
M10235
Worksheet 2
M000010235

I would like to convert Worksheet 1 to show M10235 in the format M000010235 so that the number contains the prefix M followed by nine digits.

## Converting Text To Military Date Time Group Format

Apr 12, 2014

I am trying to find a way to have excel recognize text data input as date/time.

[Code] .....

Where 02 Is the Date, 2020 is the time (military) Z is Zulu/GMT, MAR is Month and 14 is Year. I believe excel recognizes

[Code] .....

But I have a spreadsheet (on a confidential system) with thousands of entries that I need to convert. Also, the people I have working for me are not remotely. I reject the idea of entering data that way.

I am also trying to keep the display the same format: ddhhmm"Z" MMM yy

## Excel 2010 :: Converting Text Into Date Format - Error Occurred

Mar 20, 2012

Formating Date Issue

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Excel or Access version:Excel 2010

Computer operating system:Windows XP

Sample data:No sample data

Formula(s) right now:Mar-5-2012

Current result(s):Mar-5-2012

My goal:To convert the above text into a date format.

Error message:Can't format the way I want it.

How error occurred:No error message

Generated in:Excel

## Converting Number Text Combo To Number?

Nov 19, 2013

Here's the data set I am working with.

I get a dump that is in the form xxxx gbps or xxxx mbps (gigabits and megabits). I'd like to either use a formula or VBA code to convert this to mbps in another column.

## Converting Text To Number

Mar 16, 2009

I am currently trying to find an easy way to convert cell references to number format. The issue I'm having is when compiling a small formula (CONCATENATE) as part of a macro in order to produce a unique reference number to a column of data (1000's of cells long) I come accross the age old number stored as text issue after the macro has converted the formula to values.

Have tried editing the macro to number stored as text = false which removes the annoying little red triangle but the vlookup functions still wont read the values. My current solution is to highlight the entirity of the data and convert to number which takes a long long time as there are multiple lookups assigned to the cells, which for my current project is not acceptable.

Am looking for a quick solution, (with no interaction required) something that would convert the cells to the format required either before the formula is assigned and overwritten by values or just after. Currently I'm stumped.

## Converting Text To Number

Jan 25, 2013

I have a formula which extracts a number from a text string.

The text string is in A2 - the formula which extracts the number is in B2

However - when I copy the data in B2 and paste values to another sheet / cell - the forumla is as text - and I get the little green corner symbol and I have to convert to number.

Some VBA code - that will automatically convert my extracted "number" - to an actual number in number format.

## Converting TEXT To NUMBER In VBA

Mar 4, 2003

On my Excel spreadsheet, I have a TEXT value in A1 that is all numbers, i.e. "000065200". I would like to write some VBA code that changes A1 to the numeric value . How do I do this?

## Converting Number To Text For SQL?

Sep 26, 2011

I have the following SQL that works fine...

Code:
= "SELECT [ID] FROM [Data Connection TBL] WHERE ([DateSentYear]= ""1992"" AND [DateRcvdYear]= ""1992"");"

However, if I create loops to cycle thru the years, the following doesn't work?

Code:
= "SELECT [ID] FROM [Data Connection TBL] WHERE ([DateSentYear]= " & CStr(x) & " AND [DateRcvdYear]= " & CStr(y) & ");"
Is CStr not right?

## Converting Text Into A Number?

Oct 25, 2011

I have the following formula that pull a value from anotther worksheet. However, for some unkown reason it does not recognise the value as as number

=OFFSET('ECM & Volvo'!A474,0,Journals!\$D\$1-1)

I would like a formula to convert the value into a number

## Converting TEXT To NUMBER In VBA

Mar 4, 2003

on my Excel spreadsheet, I have a TEXT value in A1 that is all numbers, i.e. "000065200". I would like to write some VBA code that changes A1 to the numeric value .

## Converting Text To A Number ..

Apr 29, 2006

I need to convert some text to a number. I was wondering if there is a way to do it in Excel. Like, for example, the date 3/14/2006 can be converted to 38790. Is there any function in Excel that can convert a word to a number?

Example would be (numbers are totally random)

md_bla_bla_02 would convert to something like 3452615261502

## Converting USD Amount From Number To Text

Oct 31, 2013

I have text amount in L55 column. The amount is auto summed amount. Example, \$ 5081.16

Now in C59 column (total FOB) I have to write the amount in text manually. Any formula to make the amount converted in text automatically??? I badly need this. Attaching image.

THE Format of text amount has to be like below.

ex: FIVE THOUSAND EIGHTY ONE AND SIXTEEN CENTS ONLY.

It has to be caps locked, there will be and between cents and main amount, there wil be cents after that. Attaching image.

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## Converting Text Into Usable Number

Mar 20, 2014

I am pulling out information from a cell using =RIGHT(C2,4). It gives me 6-2 in the cell, which is what I want. Now I want to sum the cell but how to do it. I have tried converting it but it doesn't work, I tried pulling out each digit, but that didn't work.

Ideally, I would like a formula that could convert cell A1 into a result in one cell.

Attached File : converting text example.xlsx

## Converting 16 Digit Number Into Text?

Nov 25, 2011

I am using following formulae to convert 16 digit number to with validation that number is not exceeding 16 digits and should always start with "1" else it should give Error with 11 blank spaces

(IF(LEN(L2)+LEFT(L2)=17,TEXT(L2,"0000000000000000"),"ERROR"&REPT(" ",11))))

but when I input any number which has a value other than zero e.g. 1009510010000059 its returning result as 1009510010000050 I need validation also in the same formulae

## Converting Number Stored As Text

Mar 12, 2012

I have a spreadsheet which has over 30,000 records. One column is a row of numbers stored in a General format. Some of these numbers are however stored as Text and have the following Error Check:

"The number in this cell is stored as Text or preceded by an apostrophe"

As a result, when I try to import this sheet into Access, the numbers are not imported and appear as blank cells in the Table.

Is there a way either manually or programatically, format the column so all cells in that column are stored as a number and do not have the issue of being stored as text?

## Formula For Converting Number To Text

Mar 14, 2014

I want a formula for converting a number to text

For example: 2550 ( two thousand five hundred fifty). I found one formula (BAHTTEXT) but it convert into Thai Language.

## Converting Text To Number, Dropping Leading Zero

Sep 9, 2009

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:

## Converting Number To Text From Refreshed Query

Jan 29, 2009

I am importing data from an access database that is continually refreshed. Some of the data that is returned to my Excel sheet is in binary, where a "0" represents an unchecked box on the database program and a "1" represents the same box, but with a check mark. I want to change the data so that when it is updated on my Excel sheet it is converted to text as either "Yes" or "No" instead of "1" or "0", respectively. I'm sure this is pretty elementary stuff but I have tried VBE and cell formulas and can't come up with an answer.

## Converting A Column Of Text To Number With Macro

Nov 10, 2008

convert a column of text to number with macro.