Zip Codes and Leading Zeros


New Member
Oct 29, 2007
I have an address database and when I save it as a .csv file the leading zeros in the zip code column disappear. I know that I can format it as text, but when I resave it and reopen it, because its .csv it loses the format.
I think I need to change the column from integer to character, but I dont know how to do that. Any advice???


Well-known Member
May 8, 2002
Your process is flawed. Save your workbook with all formatting as an XLS file. Then save a COPY of the sheet as a CSV. Always do your maintenance in the XLS version, then save...then save a CSV copy.

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