Ensure cell content is text using VBA macro

KG Old Wolf

Board Regular
Sep 20, 2009

This seems so easy but it is eluding me. The end result is to produce a table that has a column of 5 digit values - sometimes alpha and other times numeric. I want every value to be TEXT... never numeric. (The field is to be used as a Lookup key going up against a table in which all the entries are in Text).

I can get what I want using =Text(x,"00000") but I want to execute this within a VBA macro. Using the Application.WorksheetFunction.Text(x,"00000") will convert the variable to the text value I want but it reverts to a numeric value as soon as I post the work field back to the cell.


X_Chg = Application.WorksheetFunction.Text(Cells(Rows,Columns))
X_Chg_test = Application.WorksheetFunction.IsText(X_Chg)
Cells(Rows,Columns) = X_Chg

I a message box to display if X_Chg "isText" and it shows TRUE but after the macro completes and I test the field, it comes back FALSE.

All I want to do is ensure that what I place in Cells(Rows,Columns) will always be in TEXT format.... what am I missing?

Thanks in advance

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Well-known Member
Apr 8, 2009
KG Old Wolf,


With Cells(Rows, Columns)
  .NumberFormat = "@"
  .Value = X_Chg
End With

KG Old Wolf

Board Regular
Sep 20, 2009
Hiker! Yes, that worked... unfamiliar with the use of the "@" value in number formats so.... time to do a little more research on this end. Thanks a million for the prompt help.


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