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Old March 11th, 2004, 05:44 PM
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I have an Excel Report that was generated by ODBC. I was
asked to customize the report so that company numbers on
one sheet would look up into another sheet and find the
company name. No problem, simple Lookup. However, when I
double checked to make sure that the names pulled in
correctly, I noticed that not all of them pulled over
correctly. For example, Company number two did not pull
over the name of company number two, but number 20. That
made me realize that it was looking in Alpha Numeric and
not numeric. I then noticed that the alignment of the
numbers was wrong. I tried changing the format of the
numbers to General, number and several other options, but
to no avial. I then copied the cells with number to Word.
Copied, pasted special with no formatting, then pulled
them back into Word and guess what! It worked. But, this
is way too much work for the accounting guys to do. I
tried to write a macro, but it blew up on me. Is there a
way I can fix this in Excel???
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Old March 11th, 2004, 05:56 PM
Andy B
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Default Got me stumped

Hi

To change a column of text to numbers, copy an empty unused cell. Select the
column and Edit / Paste Special / Add

Andy.

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I have an Excel Report that was generated by ODBC. I was
asked to customize the report so that company numbers on
one sheet would look up into another sheet and find the
company name. No problem, simple Lookup. However, when I
double checked to make sure that the names pulled in
correctly, I noticed that not all of them pulled over
correctly. For example, Company number two did not pull
over the name of company number two, but number 20. That
made me realize that it was looking in Alpha Numeric and
not numeric. I then noticed that the alignment of the
numbers was wrong. I tried changing the format of the
numbers to General, number and several other options, but
to no avial. I then copied the cells with number to Word.
Copied, pasted special with no formatting, then pulled
them back into Word and guess what! It worked. But, this
is way too much work for the accounting guys to do. I
tried to write a macro, but it blew up on me. Is there a
way I can fix this in Excel???



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Old March 11th, 2004, 07:21 PM
CMG
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Default Got me stumped

You are amazing! I don't know how you knew that, but it
worked like a charm! Thanks a bunch!
-----Original Message-----
Hi

To change a column of text to numbers, copy an empty

unused cell. Select the
column and Edit / Paste Special / Add

Andy.

wrote in message
...
I have an Excel Report that was generated by ODBC. I

was
asked to customize the report so that company numbers on
one sheet would look up into another sheet and find the
company name. No problem, simple Lookup. However,

when I
double checked to make sure that the names pulled in
correctly, I noticed that not all of them pulled over
correctly. For example, Company number two did not pull
over the name of company number two, but number 20.

That
made me realize that it was looking in Alpha Numeric and
not numeric. I then noticed that the alignment of the
numbers was wrong. I tried changing the format of the
numbers to General, number and several other options,

but
to no avial. I then copied the cells with number to

Word.
Copied, pasted special with no formatting, then pulled
them back into Word and guess what! It worked. But,

this
is way too much work for the accounting guys to do. I
tried to write a macro, but it blew up on me. Is there

a
way I can fix this in Excel???



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