I work for a company that exports data from a website into Excel.
So here's my problem:
The data is usually Part Numbers using numbers and letters. When a Part Number is, for example, 248E12 we have this reaccurring issue. Importing it into Excel automatically converts it to scientific notation (ie. 248E+12 or 2.48E+14 to be exact). "Format Cell" doesn't convert it back because it was auto-converted when "exported". I need a way of fixing this problem without going line by line and doing the math to convert it myself.
I don't have time for that. Some of my files have thousands of lines.
I'm trying to filter a long list to look for specific employee numbers. The employee numbers are so long that they have to be formatted as text or they are automatically formatted as scientific notation (they are 18 digits long). For some reason this is causing the filter not to work properly.
I have a large file with account numbers in Number format. Before I can import the data into a database the account numbers need to be converted to Text. I use Text(A1,0) to do this in a large file. The data then gets copied into a new Import file. When the data gets copied the account cell reverts back to scientific notation for the long account strings. The import file account column is formated for Text. The only fix is to then double click on each account that is in scientific notation to convert it back to text.
One of the fields I import has a value like 100:01 or 10:01 or 01:01 or other combinations (the above ones are the most frequent ones). Unfortunately excel always converts this field into a date and a time but this is not what I want. Is there any way to stop excel doing this? I tried to work around it with the text property e.g. formating it to text after I imported the data and formating the entire sheet to use text before
I decided to format my data as a table so that excel will auto-fill my formulas when inserting new rows which works quite well. I have one snag though, when trying to insert a new row at the very top (i.e. inbetween the header and first row) and choosing Format As Below, it also applies Data Validation and Conditional Formatting to the header. The inserted row, however, is actually formatted fine and works well.
How do I stop this from happening, and why would Excel do this anyway (as it is effectively applying formatting to TWO rows when only one row is being inserted)?
i want to type 1-1 in my excel sheet and it is automatically coverting to 1-Jan and then i checked for formatting to the way i want then i founf excel automatically selecting custom option in format then if i select general my 1-jan is converting to 41640 number. Now i want excel sheet should show what typed in it i .e. 1-1 only.
When I remove "Release date:" from "Release date:24 December 2008," excel will automatically change the text to "24-Dec-08." Yes, I did try to format the column to "text" before using find and replace.
This wouldn't be a problem, except that half the dates are in Dutch, so only half the dates are changed, which means that I can't make all date formats in a column uniform.
Right, sorry this is probably a simple one but I can't do it... I have information in a variable that is "1-4" the variable is defined as a String but whenever I use the following code excel turns it into a date.
I have a sheet that highlight cells to show that they need to still be filled out if another cell in the same row has a number in it. What happens is that when you put the number in the row the cells won't become shaded or partially shade until the workbook is saved.. Maybe I can put some code in that tells the work book to update whenever a cell is changed?
I am attempting to enter Timestamp data from a movie in this format:
When I enter a frame timestamp of 18 minutes, 42 seconds, and 5 milliseconds, excel auto formats this data to 12:18:43AM.
This is not what I want. I have attempted multiple types of cell formats in an attempt to enter this data without auto formatting. One requirement for the format is the ability to subtract two of the times for a change in time measurement. I have tried every setting under the "Time" format list, as well as custom formats, which fail to subtract.
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How are the brackets used in the 4th line? I have not seen this notation before. Is this some kind of a shorthand for a Range("A65536") reference?
I am pasting output from SAS into a spreadsheet. The data I am pasting cannot be put into columns beforehand. When I do text-to-columns, the data are auto-formatted. This is how it looks before text-to-columns:
159 xx Char 2 2. $2. xx
This is how it is auto-formatted:
The loss of the period [2 to 2.] and the addition of zeros [$2. to $2.00] is a disaster because it makes my SAS code non-functional. Is there anyway to stop auto-formatting in text-to-columns? Is there a more user-friendly software besides Excel that would be better to use?
I currently have a macro setup that puts Auto-Sum data in the row below the bottom-most row of data. What code would I need to format this Auto-Sum row with the following parameters automatically...
1. Merge & center F & G in the Auto-Sum row with the text "Totals". 2. Change the row height of the Auto-Sum row to 44 pixels. 3. Center the vertical alignment of the Auto-Sum row. 4. Put the thickest border around the Auto-Sum row in cells A-K.