Leading Zeros in a .CSV

mike4

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Morning everyone.

I've got a file that I have to save as a .csv to be run through our integration software. The issue I'm having is that many of our item numbers begin with leading zeros, so when I save the .xls as a .csv, the zeros go away.

I've tried to format everything as text, and nothing is working.

Is there anything I can do to get the leading zeros to stay put in a .csv?

Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.

- Mike
 

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Andrew Poulsom

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I think you will find that the leading zeroes are preserved if you open the csv in Notepad.
 

mike4

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Thank you Andrew. It didn't even occur to me to see if the .txt format was compatible with our integration software.

Worked like a charm.

Thanks again.
 

Andrew Poulsom

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I didn't say change to txt format. The leading zeroes are also preserved in csv format.
 

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