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# How To Add A Letter In Front Of Each Number In A Cell

I am working on this project & I cant figure out how to add a letter in
front of each number in a cell without clicking in to each individual cell
and typing it in. (very time consuming and tedious) The problem is - it's not
all the cells but a majority, all of the numbers are in the same column. To
explain, these are documents in storage. Each item is assigned a number (not
in any particular numerical order but they have to stay in the order they are.

Example:

X39655
X39656
X39711
39662
39664
39665

The last three numbers need the X in front of them.

Any ideas? Thanks so much!!

I read this previous reply and I'm not getting it.......I'm Excel challenged
:-(

Use a help formula

=Sheet1!A1&"scc"

copy down/across, then copy and paste special as values in place ,
finally replace the old values with the new

Regards,

Peo Sjoblom

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Hello everyone,

I'm a little confused this morning. Here is the scenario:

Column A is formatted as text because I need trailing zero's to show up because I am dealing with part numbers. There is no apostrophe present in any cell in this column.
Column B has the formula ="'"&A2 because I need a single apostrophe in front of this number to paste in "general" format for vlookups.
Column C I use to paste the entire Column B as a "value" (formatted general), but instead I am given two apostrophes instead of one preceding the number.

Hopefully an easy fix. Any thoughts?

Hi,

I had a quick look through some of the previous post and couldn't find a solution to my problem.

I want to apply Data Validation to a cell, so that only the following combination of letters and numbers can be entered.

Letter Letter Number Number Number Number Number Number Letter.
e.g AB123456C.

Any help would be greatly appreciated,
Thanks,
Dave

Hi

Could any one please help me adding apostrophe (') in front of the data with number format only?

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I am new to writing codes in VBA so can't separate numbers from text for adding apostrophe. Any help is appreciated.

Thanks
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Hi,

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Experts:

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Hi,
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I want the page numbers to show in front of the repeated cells.

Tried: - changing margins, but page numbers always go on back of the cells
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Hi folks

I am fiarly new to discussin boards and have a general question relating to Excel 07 please.

I wish to determine the number of words in a column that begin with a particular letter.

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Is there a formula or vb code i can use to find a numbers after a specific letter in a cell no matter where that letter is in the cell?

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I've tried using macros but it will only run the exact steps it recorded and not move down the cells even when using relative references.

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I'm seeking to analyze data copied from stock broker on-line statement.
The values copy across as text with (what appears to be) a space
before and after each number. I can manually delete the spaces by
pressing F2 and the delete or backspace key as appropriate for the space
at the front and rear of the number which is otherwise of the form
-\$123,456.00

The function Value() does not retrieve the value from the text stream.

The function Trim() does not remove the spaces.

The menu function, "replace" does not find the spaces when you use the
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Is there a special character that appears as a space but is not a space?

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What I want to do seems simple but I don't know how to do it effectively:

If the cell does not contain a /, then I want to put the cell value into two cells d2 and e2.
If the number does contain a / , then I want to put the number to the left of the slash into the d2 cell and the number to the right of the slash into the e2 cell.

I have tried to do a select case statement to have it step through each scenario, but I cannot figure out how to find the / in the first case. After the slash is found, I am guessing the vba script should be similar to excel: LEFT(\$C2,FIND("/",\$C2,1)-1) where C2 contains the original string.

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The barcode lablels all have the following format: A318639....that is a letter followed by six numbers.

When I scan the barcodes into any cell, a dollar sign "\$" appears in the front of the barcode string that is entered into the cell. The dollar sign is not a relevant part of the string of characters in the barcode label.

What I am looking for is a solution where upon scanning a barcode into any cell, the dollar sign is removed from the front of my string and I am left with just the seven character string which is shown above.

I have experimented with the Data Validation tool by trying to limit the number of characters that are allowed in a cell to seven characters, but that has not actually removed any characters from my data string.

Any ideas? Thanks in advance for your wisdom.

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Find and replace, searching for a blank space does not work - Excel "cannot find any data to replace". That function does work on cells in which I have created my own space at the end of a number, but not on these numbers. That leads me to believe that that "blank space" is actually some other invisible character that I need to be searching for. I've attached a bit of my data - maybe somebody else can identify my phantom character.

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I'm not into VB. A different solution would be appreciated.

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Hello

I have a cell A1 that is updated every 5 seconds from data I receive from a DDE server (those data are just numbers between 0 and 10)

What I need is to store every minute the number from A1 in order to keep historical data of those numbers.

So let say at 8:00, A1 number is copied in C2 cell and kept, at 8:01 A1 number is copied in C3 cell and kept, at 8:02 A1 number is copied in C4 cell and kept...
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are there any formula or command or macro to do that, and if yes, how?

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sort correctly. I have tried reformatting the cells as general numbers but
that doesn't change anything. I discovered that numbers below 100 have a
space or invisible data in front of the number. If I remove it, the number
then shifts to right alignment in the cell and will sort as a number. Is
there any way I can remove these spaces from all numbers at once instead of
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