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I cannot get this stupid program to display zeros at the end of my
decimals....this sucks....any suggestions?

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I am having an issue with text strings that contain numbers. I can strip off the number from string but when I do excel loses the trailing zeros in the string. I need to know how many decimal places there are.

String example
1245.00 p 2 decimals
11.000 bnz 3 decimals
900.1 cv 1 decimals
89.59 cv 2decimals

The variables that do not end in zero are easy to determine. I need something that will work for both.

I was thinking some sort of pattern search. The numbers are always separated by spaces.

Hi all,

Anyone knows of a formula or combination of formulas to display a number with different decimals depending on a condition?

for example;
If condition A is met, display number with no decimals
if condition B is met, display number with 2 decimals
if condition c is met, display number with 4 decimals

help will be greatly appreciated

Thanks ----
Juan Garces

Hi there!

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(not surprisingly) the values without decimals remains as they wore in the CSV format.

Help will be greatly appreciated!

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Can this be done?

Many thanks Simon

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End Sub

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