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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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

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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:

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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

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..

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.

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.