# Making Sure Numbers In Column Are Formatted As Numbers And Not As Text

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?

## Sum Text Formatted Numbers

Jan 10, 2007

Is it possible to sum cells that contain numbers converted to text? I used TEXT function to convert them because I needed to format them (to display three decimal digits, if number < than 0.05, three digits otherwise). But now SUM Formula doesn't work.

## How To Make All Numbers Formatted As Text

Apr 3, 2014

I have two columns with entries consisting of numbers. I'm trying to match between the columns but some names dont match because of the formatting.

Example

065 matches 065 (I have that green triangle on the cell that indicated "The number in this cell is formatted as text")

However 120 doesn't match with 120 (only one of them have that green triangle)

I tried to format all the cells as text at it seems the match only works when the green triangle is available. The green triangle seems to only show its self when I double click on the cell. I have thousands of entries so that doesn't work. I also tried to use the "Text to Columns" but it coverts entries like 002 into 2 which I dont want.

## Lookup Numbers Formatted As Text

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.

## Convert Numbers To Specifically Formatted Text?

Feb 6, 2014

To input high volumes of dates I change the number format of cells to "00/00/00" so I can key mm/dd/yy without having to hit the slash key. In order to convert these values into an actual date, I've been using the =TEXT function because it allows me to format the text as "00-00-00" which preserves the numbers but inserts a hyphen between each set. From there I use text to columns to break each pair into its own column, and use the =DATE function to combine all 3 into a date.

Is there a way to automate this conversion process in VBA? Alternatively, I'd be open to a different method to input dates in the mm/dd/yy format without having to press the slash key.

## Different Long Numbers Formatted As Text Are Considered Duplicates

Jan 9, 2014

I have an issue with long numbers (16 digits). To display them correctly in excel I formatted the cells as text. This part works fine, but now for some reason conditional formatting marks different numbers as duplicates.

In my case 3081281170122602 and 3081281170122601 are considered as duplicates by excel.

See the file attached. duplikaat.xlsx

## How To Sum Numbers Formatted As Text Ignoring Text In Cells

May 30, 2014

I have a spreadsheet where i do need to count cells values that are formatted as text but i do need to ignore the real text in some cells, in this formula i do need to add values depending of the adjacent cell.

I have attached a example : New Microsoft Excel Worksheet.xlsx‎

## Excel 2013 :: Making Numbers Display With Color Based On Text Inputted In Different Cell?

Nov 20, 2013

EXPENSE MASTER 2013 sample color.xlsx

I have numbers that will display in column G. I have payment types entered in column E. So if 'C FUEL','FA','C M/C', is entered in column E I want the number in column G to be red.

## Copy Numbers That Are Being Custom Formatted

Nov 13, 2009

Column A has a custom format of 000. Therefore the numbers in that column always have leading zeroes if they're less than 3 digits long.

I want to copy these leading zeroes to another column, but I DON'T want to have to custom format the new column. I just want the values copied over with any leading zeroes, if applicable.

When I "Paste Special" and select "Values", numbers like "1" that show up as "001" in Column A will show up as "1" again in the new column. How can I get the actual value "001" to be all that's in the new column?

If it's easier for you, pretend I need to copy over these custom formatted values in to another program which does not retain any custom formatting.

## Making Negative Numbers To Become Zero

Aug 7, 2006

I have been working on an excel sheet:

I am working with stock options. Therefore I must subtract the current stock price Cell C2, which has a value of 23 with the Options price which is D9, has a value of 34.79 then muliply it with the shares which is cell F9 which is 4000. So the formula that i have is (C2-D9)*F9 that gives me the sum which resides in cell I9(total outstanding profit).......This turns out to be a negative number. I want to make it so that if the sum of that formula produces a negative number, i want that negative number to just become a "0". Ive tried the IF function but could not produce any results.

## Excel 2010 :: Formatting Numbers Written In Text To Numeric And Pulling Only Numbers Out

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?

## Import Large Text File Of Numbers Without Excel Splitting Numbers?

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?

## Convert Numbers Stored As Text To Numbers (attached File)

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.

## Extracting Numbers From Text And Turning The Numbers Into Rows Of Data

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.

## Split Range Of Numbers From One Cell Into Column Of Multiple Cells All With Individual Numbers

Mar 5, 2012

I have a mass of data which look something like this:

table removed

and I require the ranges of reference numbers to be listed in a column one above the other, which requires inserting new rows. I also need the date & description columns copied down into the newly inserted rows.

So basically for example I would want the top row to now read:

table removed

and then apply the same procedure to the other ranges below this.

## Matching Pairs - Column To Automatically Populate With Any Of 3 Digit Numbers That Share Two Numbers

Mar 12, 2013

This is what I need:

Columns B, C, D & E are all populated with 3 digit numbers.

I would like column F to automatically populate with any of the 3 digit numbers that share two numbers, i.e.

F2 might look like this (using 00 as the pair):

001, 040

F3 might look like this (using 01 as the pair):
701, 051, 110, 001, 120

F4 might look like this (using 12 as the pair):
123, 721, 281, 912, 112, 120

etc...

## Macro To Convert Numbers Stored As Text To Numbers?

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

## Extract Numbers From Text Para And Sum Extracted Numbers?

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.

## VLookup For Numbers Contained Within Cells With Numbers And Text

Sep 26, 2012

A
B
C
D
E
F
G
23445566894 Brwn pdc aft
Cat1
45687930596
\$5
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.

## Sort Mixture Of Numbers And Text Using Numbers And Decimals

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.

## Compare 2 Columns For Numbers In Mixed Text & Numbers

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.

## Converting Numbers Stored As Text To Numbers Via Macro

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.

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?

## Search For All Unique Numbers Down A Column And Print List Of Those Numbers In Another

Jun 5, 2014

Say column A has either numbers or text in each cell, I need a macro to only get each number in each cell that is not a duplicate of a number in any previous cell and list each number found down column B.

## Gathering The Sum Of Negative Numbers & Positive Numbers In A Column

Dec 17, 2009

I have a column of variances, these contain both negative numbers and positive numbers. I want to gather a sum of all the negative numbers and positive numbers separtely. Basically saying all the positive overeages = this amount And all the negative shortages = this amount. you can see the attached sample.

## Deleting Rows Matching Numbers From Numbers In Column

Sep 11, 2008

I want to delete rows in whole list and numbers of rows to be deleted I have in for example C column. How to do it?

## Delete Numbers And Replace With Numbers From Adjacent Column

Feb 12, 2010

Is it possible to delete a column of numbers then replace those numbers from adjacent columns and the adjacent columns are then filled with the numbers adjacent to them

## Numbers And Text Together In Column?

Dec 4, 2012

Remove the texts, punctuation marks, i.e; hyphen's, slashes, colon etc from a particular column and get me only the numbers?

Attached is the sample sheet : Fleets NOVEMBER 2012.xls‎

The numbers that we see in Column C is very mandatory. These are the Receipt numbers and that's exactly what i need. I do not need these texts along with it....neither the punctuations..

## Copy Only Numbers Within A Cell With Text And Numbers

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.

## Converting Decimal Numbers To Text With Dot Numbers

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
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.