Numbers Stored As Text Convert To Numbers?

Jan 10, 2007

Ok so in excel I have some numbers that are stored as text. The reason being that they are zip codes and some begin with 0 and excel doesn't want numbers to start with when I import these into an access field that has an input mask for zip codes...will it convert these correctly since the field is a text with input mask?

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Hello, I have a Field in a Table called Fund Codes and they are entered as text: 1, 2, 3, 4 all the way to 1000. Now i need to find away to change 1 to 001, 2 to 002, 3 to 003, 10 to 010, but leave 100 as 100 and 222 as 222, so only add 0s to numbers from 1 to 99. Is there a way to do it? I know i can change the text to numbers and use format to do that, but i need to leave it as text. Please help. Many thanks!

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Let say I have 200 items to purchase form 10 suppliers

And form example 20 items from each supplier

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1 1
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2 3
2 4

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