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CSV import


Posted by Dave Stimpson on April 15, 2000 4:31 AM

I receive a monthly CSV file with numbers such as 00123 which I need to imported into Excel as a text field., so that it stays as 00123. Excel automatically opens the CSV file and assumes this is a numeric field and chops off the leading zeroes. I need Excel to open the Text Import Wizard as if it were a TXT file. Any suggestions?


Posted by Kevin on April 27, 2000 12:53 PM

How about changing the Extention from CSV to TXT
before you open it... or format the column to
add the required zero's (Format/Cells/ Numbers tab / Custom / create one using 00#,##0