# Lookup When Numbers Are Text

Nov 12, 2005
I have an excel sheet sent from an outside vender thich has a hidden character (') at the beginning of all text fields. I need an easy way to remove it so I can use that text for Vlookup on my sheet. The sheet from vendor is huge so doing it manually is not an option. I have tried the Clean function but that doesn't work.

View 9 Replies
ADVERTISEMENT
Nov 18, 2006

I am having trouble getting the lookup functions to work with some mixed data containing text and numbers.

I have a 16 digit part number from which I am extracting the ninth character with the MID function. This character may be a number or a letter. I have a lookup table to determine what the description for each number or letter means. For example:

1 Apple

2 Banana

3 Peach

A Grape

B Cherry

If the MID value is 3 I want to return "Peach", B would return "Cherry", etc... The VLOOKUP function I am using works fine if the character returned from the MID function is a letter but gives #N/A if it is a number. The lookup table is sorted properly.

I have attached an example file.

View 5 Replies
View Related
Sep 17, 2009

The solution below to look up numbers in an array formatted as 10 characters as text.

=VLOOKUP(TEXT(A1,"0000000000"),LOOKUPTABLE,2,FALSE)

This has worked well except now I have received the data and the text I want to lookup has been reformatted (previously leading zeros) to the number with trailing spaces, still a total of 10 characters but the above formula no longer works. Is there an easier workaround other than using "Find" to locate the position of the first space.

View 9 Replies
View Related
Feb 20, 2013

I am extracting data from a website to excel 2010. my problem is the data contains both text, numbers, and sometimes a combination of both.

e.g. hi im ron for more information you can reach me at 6 five 6 four 5 seven 7 three 2 two..

I need it to look like this 6564577322 or 7 * 0 * 2 * 4 * 5 * 6 * 8 * 6 * 2 * 1...i need to look look the same

How do i first format the numbers written in text into numbers and then show only the numbers in a cell minus the text?

View 3 Replies
View Related
Jul 19, 2014

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?

View 14 Replies
View Related
Sep 27, 2006

I try to write the function that gets some "ref" and returns appropriate item.

For example: if I give to function "C3", it returns "AAA"

if I give to function "R18", it returns "BBB" (cause it between R15 to R26)

if I give to function "R9", it returns "BBB" also.

View 9 Replies
View Related
Oct 22, 2009

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.

View 2 Replies
View Related
Feb 23, 2010

The format of the text in which I need to extract numbers is as follows:

23411268 - 23411270

Need to extract the following:

23411268

23411269

23411270

These numbers have to be listed in three seperate rows.

View 14 Replies
View Related
May 23, 2014

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.

Book1.xlsx

View 3 Replies
View Related
Jan 27, 2012

I have a text string in cell A1 as below:

repairs booked in Dec,11 (INR 37k)

training fees Dec,11 (INR 42k)test Fee Reimb for 03 emp Dec,11 (INR 56k)

skill fees booked in Jan,12 INR 52k

Reimb for 01 employee in Jan,12 INR 8k fee accounted- xyz INR 250k, Quick solutions INR 52K, ABCD India INR 272K, Layer Technologies INR30K and complex mgt INR 21K

Note: (INR 37K) means negative number i.e. -37

Now my task is to manually total the above amounts in calculator, i.e.

-37-42-56+52+8+250+52+272+30+21 = =550

like this there are 100s of cells, could derive a formula for this task.

View 9 Replies
View Related
Sep 26, 2012

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.

View 9 Replies
View Related
Jun 27, 2013

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?

View 1 Replies
View Related
Nov 13, 2013

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.

View 9 Replies
View Related
May 3, 2006

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.

View 8 Replies
View Related
Feb 9, 2007

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.

View 7 Replies
View Related
Jan 16, 2008

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?

View 5 Replies
View Related
Mar 15, 2007

Cell H1 has a variable string of references for eg

"FI570783AQ3516346EQ3516346FXVB123456"

I want to return the reference beginiing with "FXVA" so it would ignore the rest and only return FXVB123456 - this should always be 10 characters.

Just to add another complication to the mix, there may be 2 "FXVA" references in the string and i want to get both (these can be in the same string so FXVB123456FXEL123456 - but this might not happen regularly.

View 9 Replies
View Related
Oct 20, 2008

I have a list of data, 7 coumns x 4000 rows with integers in them. b2:h4173

I would like to write a forumula(e) which will tell me which 3 integers appear in the same row most often.

View 9 Replies
View Related
Aug 8, 2008

I 'm not sure why my custom function "minimize" is not working... I tried to do this with one of excels built in functions and would prefer a solution that way, but had to go the VBA route in the mean time. x and theta are paired together and I'm trying to reduce a select number of values x by their corresponding ratio.s It's corresponding ratio is determined by what degree value theta corresponds to. I wanted to do an if statement, but got confused...

=if((B2>=$J2)*(B2<$J3)) , A2*K2 , if((B2>=$J3)*(B2<$J4) , A2*$K3 , if((B3>=$J4)*(B3<$J5) , A3*$K4, .... etc. etc. etc........................

View 2 Replies
View Related
Mar 25, 2014

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.

I added a sheet for visual example.

View 2 Replies
View Related
May 27, 2006

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.

View 3 Replies
View Related
Aug 26, 2006

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..............

View 5 Replies
View Related
Oct 12, 2006

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.

View 4 Replies
View Related
Sep 29, 2007

I have the following two macros that I use daily:

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?

View 3 Replies
View Related
Nov 21, 2007

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

View 4 Replies
View Related
Jun 27, 2012

Basically I'm trying to look up a series of numbers against a separate row of numbers and look for a match regardless or number order.

For example

If you look at the above picture I'm trying to do a query of some sort that will look up the numbers in A8:G8 in then search each row in the above table ie look for the numbers in B1:J1, B2:J2,B3:J3 etc I need to be able to search each row and look for the sequence of numbers regardless of order, if there is or inst a match for all numbers it should look at the next row and so on (maybe multiple matches). If there is a match then it should display the Name located in column "A" into cell G8. In this example to Jarrad row contains the numbers located in A8:G8. If there is no match it should display "None".

I'm trying to find any easy way to do this as I have over 500 rows I'm trying to query. The number's in A8:G8 in this example could also be more or less, ie here I have included 6 numbers but this could be 3 or 9 etc.

View 2 Replies
View Related
Nov 27, 2008

I have a spreadsheet on a weekly data with diferent reference names

e.g.

101

101

101

105

105

101

101

109

109

114

114

101

101

what I want is a formula to lookup the numbers from above and only extract a number once

e.g

101

105

109

114

View 9 Replies
View Related
Jan 5, 2007

I am given a number say 155 and want to find out which range the number falls in. For example there are ranges like 142-151,152-161, and 162-171. I need a function that tells me my number 155 belongs to the labeled range 152-161.

View 9 Replies
View Related
Apr 5, 2006

I have a worksheet(Shed) and the range where numbers will be entered are B3:E46. In another sheet(Location) I have a in column A "Shift #", B "Shift Bus #" C "Location". what I am attempting to do is when a bus number is entered into Shed! ie.. b3=900, d15=350 etc.... Location! would lookup ie.900 in the Shed! and match it to Location! (column B) and from there provide the cell ref in column C. So I could then print Location! that would give me in Shift # order where each Bus # the shift is assigned to.

View 13 Replies
View Related
Mar 5, 2009

I generated my urls to online photos, I referenced cells where some are only numerical (ex. 479) while others contain a numerical/text mix (ex. 3014-RACK). Here is my url code in excel...

View 10 Replies
View Related