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RichardTongue1540
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I've downloaded data from EDI showing component volumes. All of the cells are formatted as text. None of the usual functions I know will change the format to number.

If I select a single cell and press backspace in the formula in from of the number the format does change to number.

I have 3,145 cells on my spread sheet and obviously don't want to do this individually.

Is there a way I can select all of the data and correct this?

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@RichardTongue1540 

 

Select your entire range with numbers in question, from drop down menu on the icon which will appear on top left of the selected range click Convert to Number

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@Sergei Baklan 

I love that @Sergei Baklan ... I fix this issue by typing 1 in a cell >> Copy >> select destination >> Paste Special >> Multiply >> then delete the typed 1

your technique is straight to the point... Bravo

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