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  # 1721841 17-Feb-2017 14:04
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Sulco:

 

i did format the cell to number by right clicking and format.

 

Then save the file as .csv

 

When i reopen the file, it has again changed back to 8.81654E.11

 

 

 

 

 

 

CSV does not store formatting information.

 

 




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  # 1721843 17-Feb-2017 14:06
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Jedsdad:

 

When you are trying to import the CSV file how are you doing it?

 

Are you going to Date/From Text in a blank Excel spreadsheet

 

Select what row you want to import from

 

Click "My Data has Headers" if csv has headers

 

Select Next

 

Select whether the CSV file is delimited by Tabs or by comma etc.

 

Select Next

 

Select the column that is showing the value you are having issues with?

 

Change it from General to Text

 

Click Finish

 

 

 

 

my upload assistant does not have headers

 

but it does delimit by comma

 

After that step, i do not have any options to edit the column .

 

its just RUN the file upload





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  # 1721844 17-Feb-2017 14:12
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dolsen:

 

Sulco:

 

i did format the cell to number by right clicking and format.

 

Then save the file as .csv

 

When i reopen the file, it has again changed back to 8.81654E.11

 

 

 

 

 

 

CSV does not store formatting information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ohh.. also i am getting this notification when i try saving as csv file

 





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  # 1721848 17-Feb-2017 14:18
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What are you actually trying to do?

 

Are you trying to import an existing CSV file and then save it as Excel or are you trying to create a csv file?

 

I cant help for the rest of the day on the way out now




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  # 1721849 17-Feb-2017 14:19
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Hey guys,

 

I just ran my upload using "fraction" as cell type.

 

and my upload was successful without any errors.

 

i guess the upload system reads the correct number but shows me different.





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  # 1721853 17-Feb-2017 14:23
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Jedsdad:

 

What are you actually trying to do?

 

Are you trying to import an existing CSV file and then save it as Excel or are you trying to create a csv file?

 

I cant help for the rest of the day on the way out now

 

 

 

 

i imported the csv file, done some changed to it, then uploading back to our servers.

 

My system only takes in .csv file.

 

Doesn't matter it shows weird number when i open the file but system reads it correctly.

 

For now its working !!!

 

Thanks for your help.

 

 





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  # 1722511 19-Feb-2017 00:35
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Sulco:

 

Jedsdad: ... What are you actually trying to do? ... 

 

 i imported the csv file, done some changed to it, then uploading back to our servers.

 

My system only takes in .csv file.

 

Doesn't matter it shows weird number when i open the file but system reads it correctly. 

 

And there you have it people. One of the main frustrations people have with Excel! The way that Excel display data does not necessarily correspond to the underlying data. And Excel often enough gets that display conversion wrong.

 

You might actually be better served by opening your .CSV file with a decent text editor instead of Excel or Notepad. Evaluate what you are trying to achieve when loading the file into Excel. Maybe you can even achieve the result with a grep onliner from the terminal window. Saves a lot of manual overhead of launching Excel. ;-)

 

 

 

The 'E+' is generally used for very large number, like in Astronomy. In your case however, those twelve digits aren't a decimal number, but instead they are a product code. You need to tell Excel to treat this as a product code instead of a decimal number. That's why all the suggestions to format as text or insert the beginning apostrophe.





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