Delete 0 on left of text

dantb

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Mar 20, 2002
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Hello: I import a list which is supposed to be numbers but sometimes they import like (095042) which is really text. Is there away to remove the all the "0" on the left where excel will recognize the cell as a number? Thanks Dan
 

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HalfAce

MrExcel MVP
Joined
Apr 6, 2003
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Hello Dan,
If your list were in column A then perhaps something like this.
Code:
Sub ConvertToNumeric()
Dim Rng As Range, c As Range
Set Rng = Range("A1:A" & Cells(Rows.Count, "A").End(xlUp).Row)

For Each c In Rng
  c.Value = Val(c.Value)
Next c

End Sub

Or for a formula solution. . .
In B1: =--(A1) copied down column B.
(and then copy & pastespecial as values, and delete column A.)
 

erik.van.geit

MrExcel MVP
Joined
Feb 1, 2003
Messages
17,832
HI, Dan-Dan,

this works for me
select range
menu: data/text to columns
third box "datatype per column" must be "general"

kind regards,
Erik
 

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