Apr 07 2021 02:01 PM
Apr 07 2021 02:01 PM
Hi Team Excel
I would like to see added a toggle switch to turn on or off stripping leading zero's from numeric text data when opened or imported into Excel. Excel automatically strips leading zero's. I have to use power query to retrieve data (for example, from comma delimited file) and manually back out the automatic formatting from the query.
Sometimes I want to retain leading zero's, sometimes I do not. A toggle switch would help me control the Excel behavior. Thanks for reading.
Apr 07 2021 11:36 PM - edited Apr 07 2021 11:40 PM
You need to use this VBA code:
Private Sub CommandButton1_Click() If CommandButton1.Caption = "Remove Leading Zero" Then Dim WorkRng As Range On Error Resume Next xTitleId = "Toggle Leading Zero" Set WorkRng = Application.Selection Set WorkRng = Application.InputBox("Select The Range", xTitleId, WorkRng.Address, Type:=8) WorkRng.NumberFormat = "General" WorkRng.Value = WorkRng.Value CommandButton1.Caption = "Add Leading Zero" ElseIf CommandButton1.Caption = "Add Leading Zero" Then xTitleId = "Toggle Leading Zero" Set WorkRng = Application.Selection Set WorkRng = Application.InputBox("Select The Range", xTitleId, WorkRng.Address, Type:=8) WorkRng.NumberFormat = "000000" CommandButton1.Caption = "Remove Leading Zero" End If
How it works:
Apr 14 2021 12:17 AM
Apr 14 2021 05:35 AM
Consider example source data:
Segment 1 Segment2 Segment3 Amount
0000 0001 0002 10.00
0001 0100 0025 25.00
1000 0005 2500 10.00
3000 0000 0050 5.00
I want to import this data with the leading zero's in the segment columns intact.
Right now I have to use power query to import; then back out the automatic formatting step.
I have to go into "Transform Data" and back out the "Changed Type" step.
^^ Now I have the correct data.
What I want is a toggle switch in Excel that disables the automatic trimming of leading zero's from imported data.
I hope this makes sense.
Thanks, Paul Spanbauer
Apr 14 2021 11:12 AM
Apr 14 2021 10:31 PM
Apr 15 2021 06:33 AM - edited Apr 15 2021 06:35 AM
How I import? Data tab on the ribbon --> Get Data --> From Text/CSV.
@Rajesh, @NikolinoDE your suggestions are fine as workarounds. What I am asking for is the ability to import the data with no workarounds. I want the imported data to be exactly as it appeared in the source without having to run a macro or format the cells.
This is the forum to suggest new functionality to the Microsoft development team is it not?
Thanks for the suggestions - but I can handle workarounds already. I want to import the data without workarounds.
Apr 15 2021 08:35 AM
If you have or would like to have a suggested solution,
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Please give your feedback there, so we can spend our time on the people who really need it.
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Apr 15 2021 11:45 AMSolution
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Apr 15 2021 11:53 AM