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 [email protected] February 12th 07 09:01 PM

Question For Importing Data Into Excel/Converting General Number to Dollar Amount

Hi,

I know how to import data into Excel. However, one of my colums is a
number field where i need the number in the cell to be displayed as a
dollar amount...

Say the cell reads H1 reads 30300. I need that cell to read 0303.00

How do I do that without having to manually go into each cell (we are
talking 1500 cells) and adding a zero and putting a decimal in?

 Gord Dibben February 12th 07 09:24 PM

Question For Importing Data Into Excel/Converting General Number to Dollar Amount

0303.00 is not a dollar amount.

In fact it is not a "real" number. that could be used for calculations.

Is that a typo?

You could divide 30300 by 100 to return 303 then format as Custom 0###.00 so it
looks like 0303.00

To divide all numbers at the same time.......enter 100 in an unused cell.

Copy that cell then select the column with numbers and EditPaste Special(in
place)DivideOKEsc

Then apply the custom formatting.

Gord Dibben MS Excel MVP

On 12 Feb 2007 13:01:25 -0800, wrote:

Hi,

I know how to import data into Excel. However, one of my colums is a
number field where i need the number in the cell to be displayed as a
dollar amount...

Say the cell reads H1 reads 30300. I need that cell to read 0303.00

How do I do that without having to manually go into each cell (we are
talking 1500 cells) and adding a zero and putting a decimal in?

 Dave F February 12th 07 09:30 PM

Question For Importing Data Into Excel/Converting General Number t

One way would be to divide the values in the cells by 100. 303,000/100 =
303, etc.

Dave
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" wrote:

Hi,

I know how to import data into Excel. However, one of my colums is a
number field where i need the number in the cell to be displayed as a
dollar amount...

Say the cell reads H1 reads 30300. I need that cell to read 0303.00

How do I do that without having to manually go into each cell (we are
talking 1500 cells) and adding a zero and putting a decimal in?

 Dave F February 12th 07 09:30 PM

Question For Importing Data Into Excel/Converting General Number t

Um, make that divide by 1000, not 100! I passed my math class I swear!

Dave
--
A hint to posters: Specific, detailed questions are more likely to be
answered than questions that provide no detail about your problem.

" wrote:

Hi,

I know how to import data into Excel. However, one of my colums is a
number field where i need the number in the cell to be displayed as a
dollar amount...

Say the cell reads H1 reads 30300. I need that cell to read 0303.00

How do I do that without having to manually go into each cell (we are
talking 1500 cells) and adding a zero and putting a decimal in?

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