Excel.Application casting data types

I'm using Excel.Application to create a spreadsheet from within an asp page. One of the columns contains 5 character codes which should be treated as text, but sometimes they are numeric and have leading zeros, which Excel removes when the spreadsheet is opened. How do I cast the data type of this column as text so that the zeros will be displayed?
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 simply use something like this
 e.g. sets the second column's format to text

 Selection.NumberFormat = "@"


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jenniehAuthor Commented:
I used the following and it worked:

m_oExcelWS.Range("F:F").NumberFormat = "@"

Thanks very much!!!
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