# Insert A Letter Or A Number In Front Of Numbers In A Cell

Oct 3, 2008
Need a function that would insert a letter or a number in front of numbers in a cell for example

column A

3245

I want to insert the prefix "S" in front of the nummbers 3245. so i would hopefully end up with

Column A

S3245

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Sep 24, 2008

I can't seem to make user-defined format that puts a text in front of a number and/or a text.

Let's say I have A1: 13, A2: texttext A3: text7 and I want to format a lot of cells to "Ilike 13" / "Ilike texttext" / "Ilike text7"... ie add the same text in the front of the cell, no matter what the content is.

I did manage it seperately, with "texttext" @ for text and "texttext" # for numbers, but what's the general one?

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May 5, 2007

I have a column of data that is given to me that is a mix of letters and numbers and I need the numbers to have leading zeros, they must all be three digits. The data has either 3, 4, or 5 letters followed by numbers 1 through 999. Example: ABCD7 I need to change it to ABCD007. I am using Excel 2004 for the Mac.

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Jun 19, 2006

I need to add an extra four zeros to a number in a cell - in this case an ID number, so that i can do a lookup from another list. Basically what i have is two lists of ID numbers in a field of a database, in one i have the correct display/format, so that a number would look like 000054454545. In the second list however the number is only shown as 54454545, due to differences in the programs which imported them. I would like to know if its possible to use a function or macro in excel to basically insert the four zeros onto the number ie 0000 + 54454545 = 000054454545 so that i can do a lookup of one for the other.

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May 10, 2014

I have many lines of text and I wondered if there is a formula so I can insert a comma before the first capital letter of each line? A small amount of text is below

leave on left Salter Road

right Brunel Road

What i would like is there to be a comma before the first capital letter so it reads

leave on left, Salter Road

right, Brunel Road

Is this even possible?

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Jul 11, 2009

I want to apply Data Validation to a cell, so that only the following combination of letters and numbers can be entered.

Letter Letter Number Number Number Number Number Number Letter.

e.g AB123456C.

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Jul 30, 2008

I'am trying to add a row of cell that contain a letter befor the number

I need to add-up the numbers and ignore the letter

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Nov 6, 2008

i have to copy and paste values from an sap program over to excel spreadsheets, and I usually do about 15 at a time that end up in a column: 15 different cells. The value I am copying are ID numbers that all begin with zero and excel automatically removes the zeros at the front of each number. Is there a formula/process for preventing this.

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Feb 18, 2012

Is there a formula for adding zero's in front of numbers?

Example:

If a single number is found in cell B1 add two zeros (2 would become 002)

If two numbers found in same cell B1 add one zero (34 would become 034)

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Oct 14, 2008

I have a list of names and I need to know how many names are greater than 6 characters in length. What is the formula I need to enter?

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Aug 15, 2007

I need to know how I can delete NUMBERS in front of the names....

I.E.

Colume B

12Smith

12John

13Chris

152Matt

1111Joe

12569Joe

1234Smith

I need to delete the numbers in front of the names - i have about 26thousand records like this and need to know how i can delete them.

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Oct 4, 2012

I am trying to make a formula which will tell me if A1 is a postcode (a letter and a number e.g CV42 6AQ)

In the A column, it looks like this:

CV42 6AQ

FC45 D4D

West yorkshire

PR42 6RD

Etc.

i want it to identify all the postcodes, and NOT "West Yorkshire" because it does not contain a number.

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Jan 27, 2006

I WANT TO INSERT A LETTER IN FRONT OF A NUMBERS THAT ALREADY EXIST IN CELLS

IN A COLUMN. SORT OF LIKE USING "FIND & REPLACE" EXCEPT THAT I DON'T HAVE

ANYTHING TO REPLACE; I JUST WANT TO INSERT A LETTER PREFIX IN FRONT OF

NUMBERS.

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Dec 3, 2009

I want the A4 cell contains the calculation of B4 (but the number gained from the funtion row and if the B1 cell contains the number 10 the K(B1)=K10

[A4]=B(row())*K(B1)

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Feb 21, 2014

I have a macro already that prints my blank invoices sequentially. What I would now like to do, is insert a dash. SO instead of just the invoice number, I would like to have a 1- in front of each number;

1-1

1-2

1-3

1-4 ... etc.

I have uploaded the 'invoice' that I am currently using.

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Mar 19, 2009

i want to know how to prefix a minus sign (-) before numbers in cells in a large range.i m working on a large sheet containing the Numbers with Cr and Dr as suffixes just like 445Dr ... 3331Cr and so..on... in the worksheet

i want to know the method of deleting the suffixes and prefixing - sign infront of numbers having Cr as the suffix.

Numbers with Dr as suffix denote positive numbers

and numbers with Cr suffix denote negative numbers. i want to prefix the -minus sign in front of numbers having Cr in the end.

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Jun 30, 2006

I have a question, how do i display a number 0 in front of another number? Example, I am working with these zipcodes and there is a 000213 but it only shows up as 213 in the cell. Is there a way for it to be 000213 with out me using the tilde sign `000213?

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May 31, 2014

i have this in my 1 cell: ttgtcctacttacaacactgtgcttagtaatggttattgcgactttatccttgttctgaa i want to count how many "a" in this cell . which formula i can use to solve this problem ?

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Sep 8, 2008

I have a worksheet to keep track of products. I use an SKU column with a Unique Number to keep track of those items on the shelves.

When I started my project I never imagined that my database would grow as large as it has. I started my SKU numbers with 80000, never suspecting that I would get to 90000. I am now at 125700. Many items have been removed / sold so it only encompases only 15500 rows.

On the site that I sell these Items, the SKU's when displayed start with 100000 and go to 125700 where 80000 is next and goes to 99999? ( or the reverse depending on which tab I choose ) Not sure why this is but there is nothing I can do to change the way they do it so I must find a way to change my system. With all the 80000 - 99999 items numbered - changing them to 6 digit 125700+ numbers would be a huge undertaking so I would like to add a 0 in front of each 5 digit Number in my SKU Column. That way my items will show 080000- 125700 instead of starting in the middle.

I do keep the column my ascending order so it is currently formated as a Number. I do at times copy an paste or pull ranges items by SKU numbers to mark down or modify.

When I place a 0 manually in front of 80000- it disappears when I move from the Cell.

If I change it to a TEXT cell- it stays in place.

Excel help doesnt answer my dilemma-- nor does my book.

I see there are masks etc -- or is just text OK ? (as I stated - I do use an numbered order or range to identify groups of items at times )- if text is OK, what is the best way to add a 0 to the start of each 5 digit number other than individually ?

There are Gaps in my sequence so I cannot just replace the first cell with 080000 and pull down.

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Dec 30, 2009

i want to fill down a column and instead of my formula changing from A6 to A7 i want it to change to B6.

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Jan 21, 2012

Using the following data

R10-12128

R11-12x12x8

R11-12x12x8

R1-12x12x8

R1-12x12x8

R12-12x12x8

R14-12x12x8

R16-12x12x8

R18-12x12x8

R2-12x12x8

I want it to sort like this:

R1-12x12x8

R1-12x12x8

R2-12x12x8

R10-12128

R11-12x12x8

R11-12x12x8

R12-12x12x8

R14-12x12x8

R16-12x12x8

R18-12x12x8

What is the formula to achieve this?

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Apr 3, 2014

I'm trying to write an IF formula that will return a number if the word in the adjacent cell begins with a specific letter. Here's what I want to show:

City

01

Express

02

Overnight

03

So "C" would return 01, "E" would return 02 and "O" would return 03.

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Jun 20, 2012

reading a zero number in a cell

here an example :

on Cell A1 = 01

on Cell B2 = 10

so I write at C1 the formula is =left(A1,1) but how come the number that comes out is 1 not 0 (zero) ?

but if I write at D1 the formula is = right(A1,1) the number comes out is 0 (zero)

how to make the formula that can read the zero in Cell C1?

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Jun 6, 2014

I have a list of numbers with 2, 3, and 4 digits. Is there a formula that can recognize if there are only 2 digits, it will add 2 zeros in front of the number.

For example,

47 will become 0047

234 will become 0234

1234 will become 1234

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Apr 14, 2009

I need to know how to remove characters from the date field in Excel.

Example:

9/12/1975 - I need it to read 09121975.

I also need to know how to remove characters from a social security number without removing the zero's in the front.

Example:

012-34-5678 - I need 012345678.

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Dec 31, 2009

For the below formula is it possible to replace the B's (column location) with a cell Say Z146 which contains the letter B (or a number if thats easier and someone can tell me the numbers for each column).

When the formula is dragged into the next cell (down) it takes its column reference from Z147 and then my life becomes so much easier.

=IF(INDEX('Overs-Unders'!B:B,MATCH($C145,'Overs-Unders'!$A:$A,0))"",INDEX('Overs-Unders'!B:B,MATCH($C145,'Overs-Unders'!$A:$A,0)),"")

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May 20, 2006

Why is Excel so back-***wards on this? Is there a VBA solution to having a new sheet inserted after, not before, the current sheet that can be attached to an icon?

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May 2, 2007

I need this for a tracking sheet of scores. For example, 1 gets 100 points, 2 gets 90 points, 3 gets 80 points, etc. I need to set it up for 10 places. I have no idea and have fiddled with it for two hours now. I need to be able to put a 1 in the cell and 100 appears after I hit enter, etc.

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Jun 11, 2008

I'm working on some code that's part of a userform. To illustrate what I need, I will give an example. A column letter, 'J' for example, is stored in colNum.Value taken from the userform. I need both a column inserted before column J, and data entered into that new column in row 2 (thus J2, which would now be blank).

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Nov 5, 2013

I would like to change a number to a letter and then drop a digit from the end.

Say my data in A1 reads 81234568, and I would like it to display in cell A2 as h123456.

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