Convert All Numbers Stored as Text

turtlepokerman

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Hello World,

I have a table of data that looks similar to this:

AB
1Item1Apple
2Item1Weight50
3Item1Height25
4Item2Length10

<tbody>
</tbody>

This structure repeats about 500x. I am importing data currently and the green arrows apprear in the corners and say numbers stored as text for rows B2:B4. How do I select all of the data in column B and have it automatically convert all of the numbers stored as text into numbers while leaving the text items alone? I am willing to work in VBA, since that I already have some functions created in it.

All help is appreciated!!!
 

Rick Rothstein

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Office Version
  1. 2010
Platform
  1. Windows
Formula bar show: 1/0

Cell Format Says:
Category: Custom
Type: General
Okay, give this modification of the code I posted earlier a try...
Code:
Sub ConvertTextNumbersToRealNumbers()
  Dim Addr As String
  Addr = "B1:B" & Cells(Rows.Count, "B").End(xlUp).Row
  Range(Addr).NumberFormat = "@"
  Range(Addr) = Evaluate(Replace("If(ISNUMBER(0+SUBSTITUTE(@,""/"",""X"")),0+@,@)", "@", Addr))
  Range(Addr).NumberFormat = "General"
End Sub
 

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turtlepokerman

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Grummet,

You method will not work, because I the number format converts the cells that say 1/0 to the date Jan 1.

I think Rick was on the correct path. This will definitely need to be handled by VBA and some conditional statements.
 

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