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Why does excel turn numbers larger than 15 digits to zero?
When I type any number into excel that is greater than 15 digits, it turns
all the remaining numbers to zero. For instance, if I enter 4444555566667777 excel throws it into scientific format. When I turn it back to a number the number is now 4444555566667770. Any Idea why this is, and how I can make it stop? 
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Why does excel turn numbers larger than 15 digits to zero?
Excel's numerical precision is 15 decimal digits.
If you need more, like for credit card numbers, format the cell as text before entering the "number" or precede the number by an apostrophe (which will not show) Note that you van not calculate with these text"numbers"  Kind regards, Niek Otten Microsoft MVP  Excel "Aaron" wrote in message ...  When I type any number into excel that is greater than 15 digits, it turns  all the remaining numbers to zero. For instance, if I enter 4444555566667777  excel throws it into scientific format. When I turn it back to a number the  number is now 4444555566667770.   Any Idea why this is, and how I can make it stop? 
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Why does excel turn numbers larger than 15 digits to zero?
Thank you for such a quick response Niek,
but... my group frequently deals with .csv files that when you open then, it automatically sends the text to columns without allowing the option to turn the long fields to text. Is there an alternate way to open the file so it does not automatically send text to columns without asking? "Niek Otten" wrote: Excel's numerical precision is 15 decimal digits. If you need more, like for credit card numbers, format the cell as text before entering the "number" or precede the number by an apostrophe (which will not show) Note that you van not calculate with these text"numbers"  Kind regards, Niek Otten Microsoft MVP  Excel "Aaron" wrote in message ...  When I type any number into excel that is greater than 15 digits, it turns  all the remaining numbers to zero. For instance, if I enter 4444555566667777  excel throws it into scientific format. When I turn it back to a number the  number is now 4444555566667770.   Any Idea why this is, and how I can make it stop? 
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Why does excel turn numbers larger than 15 digits to zero?
rename the .csv file a .txt file. That will popup a wizard on opening. There you can choose the cells to be text.
 Kind regards, Niek Otten Microsoft MVP  Excel "Aaron" wrote in message ...  Thank you for such a quick response Niek,   but... my group frequently deals with .csv files that when you open then, it  automatically sends the text to columns without allowing the option to turn  the long fields to text.   Is there an alternate way to open the file so it does not automatically send  text to columns without asking?   "Niek Otten" wrote:   Excel's numerical precision is 15 decimal digits.  If you need more, like for credit card numbers, format the cell as text before entering the "number" or precede the number by an  apostrophe (which will not show)  Note that you van not calculate with these text"numbers"     Kind regards,   Niek Otten  Microsoft MVP  Excel   "Aaron" wrote in message ...   When I type any number into excel that is greater than 15 digits, it turns   all the remaining numbers to zero. For instance, if I enter 4444555566667777   excel throws it into scientific format. When I turn it back to a number the   number is now 4444555566667770.     Any Idea why this is, and how I can make it stop?    
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Why does excel turn numbers larger than 15 digits to zero?
Change the *.csv extension to *.txt
When opening, the Text to Columns Wizard will allow you to designate the data as Text. Gord Dibben MS Excel MVP On Thu, 7 Dec 2006 14:57:01 0800, Aaron wrote: Thank you for such a quick response Niek, but... my group frequently deals with .csv files that when you open then, it automatically sends the text to columns without allowing the option to turn the long fields to text. Is there an alternate way to open the file so it does not automatically send text to columns without asking? "Niek Otten" wrote: Excel's numerical precision is 15 decimal digits. If you need more, like for credit card numbers, format the cell as text before entering the "number" or precede the number by an apostrophe (which will not show) Note that you van not calculate with these text"numbers"  Kind regards, Niek Otten Microsoft MVP  Excel "Aaron" wrote in message ...  When I type any number into excel that is greater than 15 digits, it turns  all the remaining numbers to zero. For instance, if I enter 4444555566667777  excel throws it into scientific format. When I turn it back to a number the  number is now 4444555566667770.   Any Idea why this is, and how I can make it stop? 
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Why does excel turn numbers larger than 15 digits to zero?
Is there anyway that I can format these cells as text through Excel using C#
or VB.NET? "Gord Dibben" wrote: Change the *.csv extension to *.txt When opening, the Text to Columns Wizard will allow you to designate the data as Text. Gord Dibben MS Excel MVP On Thu, 7 Dec 2006 14:57:01 0800, Aaron wrote: Thank you for such a quick response Niek, but... my group frequently deals with .csv files that when you open then, it automatically sends the text to columns without allowing the option to turn the long fields to text. Is there an alternate way to open the file so it does not automatically send text to columns without asking? "Niek Otten" wrote: Excel's numerical precision is 15 decimal digits. If you need more, like for credit card numbers, format the cell as text before entering the "number" or precede the number by an apostrophe (which will not show) Note that you van not calculate with these text"numbers"  Kind regards, Niek Otten Microsoft MVP  Excel "Aaron" wrote in message ...  When I type any number into excel that is greater than 15 digits, it turns  all the remaining numbers to zero. For instance, if I enter 4444555566667777  excel throws it into scientific format. When I turn it back to a number the  number is now 4444555566667770.   Any Idea why this is, and how I can make it stop? 
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