Exporting Text with a variable Number of Leading Zeros


G

Guest

Greetings!

I am trying to export data that has a variable number of leading zeros. The
export into Excel always drops the zeros which I wish to retain. The data
type is set to text. When I export the report to a "txt" file and then import
into Excel I am able retain the zeros.

Question, is there a way to export this data from a report directly into
Excel and retain the leading zeros?

Thanks for any help you may be able to provide to me.
 
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J

John Nurick

Hi Stephen,

Set up a query that sticks an apostrophe in front of each value, e.g.

'007

These values should transfer to Excel as text.
 
G

Guest

Thanks John I will try that.

Any idea as to why this is necessary if the data type is set to text?

Thanks,

Stephen
 
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J

John Nurick

Excel cells don't have data types in the same sense as in fields in
database tables. When Excel finds something that looks like a number, it
usually treats it as a number.
 

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