# Pad Numbers With Leading Zeros

Jul 19, 2007
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.

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Aug 4, 2006

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?

Clipboard.SetText strMyString, vbCFText

Set xlSheet = xlBook.Worksheets("Sheet1")

xlSheet.Activate

xlApp. ActiveWorkbook.ActiveSheet. Range("A2").Select

xlApp.ActiveWorkbook.ActiveSheet.Paste

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?

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Jul 29, 2014

So quick sample of data :

B74

B74

9

94

1

948

B74

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.

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Oct 8, 2012

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.

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Nov 21, 2008

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?

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Oct 22, 2008

How do I keep leading zeros in this code? I am incrementing a value with in a string.

TextBox1.value = "PRO 001"

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Jun 28, 2013

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.

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Jan 3, 2007

I m trying to count strings that have a leading zero with COUNTIF?

Basically, if trying to count "01111", but "01111" does not exist in the data set, and "1111" DOES exist in the data set then COUNTIF returns 1.

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Oct 10, 2007

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

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Feb 5, 2009

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.

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Dec 5, 2006

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!

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Dec 29, 2006

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

Range("b1").Select

Selection.EntireColumn.Select

Selection.Insert Shift:=xlLeft

Range("a1").Select

Do

ActiveCell.Value = "'" & ActiveCell.Value ......

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Jun 13, 2007

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?

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Jun 9, 2009

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?

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Jul 8, 2009

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.

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Jul 23, 2013

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

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Apr 3, 2014

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

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Feb 1, 2008

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.e. 0087459832^

782360134^

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Sep 29, 2006

I am just basically sorting through a huge dataset and grabbing unique codes and storing them in an array for later use. Some of the codes are numeric and some are alphanumeric therefore I am storing them as strings. However, when a code is for example 000578 - once a recall this from the array it has become 578. Is there anyway to preserve the entire code, i.e. make the array recall 000578.

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Feb 27, 2007

I have a web query that returns the following two columns of information:

0011111 0-0-1-1-1-1-1

0110111 0-1-1-0-1-1-1

1111100 1-1-1-1-1-0-0

However, the leading zeros in the first column get dropped off in the Excel worksheet, and the information looks like this:

11111 0-0-1-1-1-1-1

110111 0-1-1-0-1-1-1

1111100 1-1-1-1-1-0-0

This means that my lookups later on don't work correctly. I have tried formatting the cells to text, but this hasn't helped. I also can't add the missing zeros back on, as the length can change.

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Mar 28, 2007

I have a web query that connects to our financial system, and downloads cost code values.

However, as some of the values have leading zeros, these get dropped off by Excel.

When I look at the data on the web page, a value could 0080, but when it is imported in to Excel using a web query, it show as 80.

BTW, the values can be different lengths, so I can't just pad the front of the number.

I have formatted the cells to text, and I have set the .PreserveFormatting value = True (see code below)....

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Jun 24, 2008

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.

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Aug 7, 2008

I have a spreadsheet full of site codes which should be the format:

AA1111

or

A1111

Where A = any alpha character & 1 = any numeric character

unfortunately the staff entering the code nearly always miss leading zeros off the numeric part of the site code.

At the moment I manually correct this. Is there a better way to do this?

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Sep 15, 2014

I had been trying to calculate cells that contain numbers with leading zeros.

I can't convert the cells to TEXT because Formulas don't work in TEXT Cells.

I cant use Custom Formatting because the rows may contain different number of leading zeros.

Also Is there a way that I can trim the numbers from Col A and put them in C?

Currently I don't like having to change the RIGHT(G2, 3) to RIGHT(G2, 4)

if the number is smaller than the number of char. option.

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Feb 18, 2013

I have a code which displays the values of R2, S2, T2, and U2 in one cell (J2). R2, S2 and U2 are all letters, but T2 is a 2 digit number. If there is a leading zero in T2, then in the display of J2, the leading zero is gone. so if the value of R2 is K, S2 is M, T2 is 01 and U2 is S, then I would want it to display KM01S, but it is only displaying KM1S.

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Feb 13, 2009

I asked this along time ago and received a worksheet formula which suited my needs then. http://www.excelforum.com/excel-work...trailing+zeros

Now I need this in a macro. Below is my current concatenating code.

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Mar 14, 2012

In column A I have the following formula =CONCATENATE((YEAR(B1)), " - ", (WEEKNUM(B1,1)))

In column B I have a date.

I need column a to display in YYYY-MM format.

This works great from about mid-March thru the end of the year when the week number is 10 or greater. As an example when the date is 1/31/2012, column A displays as 2012 - 5. For sorting purposes, I need it to display as 2012 - 05.

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Jun 18, 2009

I have a column of about 13,000 10 digit numbers. I need to add four zero to the beginning of each row of numbers so I can make it 14 digit numbers. Is there a way to do this without cutting and pasting four zero's for each row of numbers.

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Jul 25, 2007

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).

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Apr 16, 2008

I have a macros which copies a column of cells to a different spreadsheet and does a few other complex tasks with the data. Some of the data are reference numbers such as 00012345 or 001 which is changed to 12345 and 1 after being copied. What macros could I use to copy this data as is without it being changed?

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Sep 15, 2014

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.

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Mar 18, 2014

I have a spreadsheet I work with which contains a formula that needs to take an item ID letter/number combo, substitute the preceeding letter(s) with leading zeros (if the initial numerical characters are fewer than 5) to make the result return a 5-digit number.

The original ID can be in several possible formats (beside each I will post the desired result):

V7684 07684V366 00366V88 00088V60827 60827VS57871 57871VS67 00067

I have the following formula which works like a charm for all except the last example:

=IF(LEN(K2)>5,(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(K2,"VS","),"V",")),(REPT("0",5-LEN(K2))&(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(K2,"VS","0"),"V","0"))))

If the first 2 characters are letters ("VS") and there are fewer than 5 numerical characters, the formula results in a 4-digit number, rather than 5. Using the above example, VS67 returns 0067 instead of 00067.

P.S. I just tried

=IF(LEN(K2)>5,(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(K2,"VS",""),"V","")),(REPT("0",5-LEN(K2))&(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(K2,"VS","00"),"V","0")))) which only works when there are 3 or fewer numerical characters.

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Apr 8, 2009

I'm tracking weeks by weeknumber in the format YY-WW. At the moment I am entering the weeks manually in a general cell, preceeded by a '. I would prefer to have the sheet work out the weeks for me as we move the sheet every week. I would like to format the initial cell as follows:

09-08 (or '09-08 if I must)

then have the next cell in sequence read 09-09, 09-10, and so on. With the initial week in cell A3, I have tried to accomplish this with:

=LEFT(A3,3)&RIGHT(A3,2)+1

However, this does not work for weeks 01 through 09 because excel kills the leading zero in the second part of the formula, regardless of how I format the cell (format 00-00 does not work.) How can I force Excel it to keep the leading zero in the week number?

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Jan 29, 2013

I will be receiving a regular .csv file with data I need to manipulate in Excel. There will be a column of data, some of which has leading zeros. These are critical text data - in Excel it's easy enough to format a cell as text - but when I OPEN a new CSV, it assumes numbers and doesn't save them. When I change the format to text, it does not re-populate that column correctly - I'm going to have to catch it on the "open in Excel" command .

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Mar 7, 2014

I am trying to add a leading zero to sum up the total time spent on a project. the data came back in this format :00:00 which does not allow me to sum up. I changed the format to HH:MM:SS but that did not add the zero.

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May 6, 2011

I have a lot of record that contain number like shown below:

0000082181

0000005465

0000028997

I want to remove all 0 in front of this number in excel.. I use excel 2007..

I already try using formula

Code:

=IF( LEFT(A1) = "0" , RIGHT(A1, LEN(A1)-5), A1)

but it only remove 5 character in front what about the number that have 6 '0'......

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Sep 6, 2006

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 ?

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Feb 7, 2008

I have sub folders with names 0001, 003A, 0032 etc in a main folder. I am using the following code to copy these sub folders name to the worksheet column A. This works well except that folder 0001 is copied as 1, 0032 as 32. How to modify the code so that 0001 is displayed in column A instaed of 1.

Private Sub Workbook_Open()

Range("b3:b6500").Clear

Range("c3:c6500").Clear

Dim fs, F, f1, fc, s, i

Range(Cells(3, 1), Cells(6500, 1)).Clear

parentfolder = ThisWorkbook.Path

Set fs = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")

Set F = fs.GetFolder(parentfolder)

Set fc = F.SubFolders

For Each f1 In fc

Cells(3 + i, 1) = f1.Name

i = i + 1

Next

End Sub

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Mar 14, 2008

I want to know how to index a drop down list to be used for calculations.

Up until now I was using

Range("B1").Select 'the cell where the drop down list is

ActiveCell.Formula = SiteID 'site id

But for whatever reason it trims a trailing zero from SiteID when setting it in the second line. SiteID is a VBA string.

Indexing it would work, as would preserving the zero so help on either one is appreciated. Auto Merged Post Until 24 Hrs Passes;Correction, I lied. I was using this line to set it.

Range("B1").Select 'the cell where the drop down list is

ActiveCell.FormulaR1C1 = SiteID 'site id

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Jun 5, 2008

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

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