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Thread: Numbers as text-changing in cells

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    I have a problem where I have downloaded a file from a database, and some of the numbers are represented as text in the cell.

    Is there any way I can select the range of text and convert them back to what they should be ie text as text and numbers as numbers?

    I am also thinking can I do this and replace the data in the same cells?

    Thanks

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    Use the Data | Text to Columns... menu command.

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    HI

    Or try insert a column and convert to value

    sain insert so A in blank data to convert is in B.

    =VALUE($B1)

    Drag as needed by fill handel, remember to copy A and paste as value prior to delete Col B

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