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Negative Number Help

Posted by John H on September 15, 2001 11:04 AM

I download financial data for use in Excel, unfortunately the downloads come across with the negative numbers having a minus sign after the number, such as 33444.00-. Excel does not recognize this as a number and it can't be used in mathematical formulas. Converting the cell to numeric format in Excel doesn't help. Excel seems to treat the number as text. I believe the number needs to be changed to a true negative number with the minus sign infront of the number, such as -33444.00. I cannot figure out how to do that. Is it possible???

Thanks for the help.

Posted by Aladin Akyurek on September 15, 2001 12:09 PM

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