csv file to excel file-show leading zeros
Posted on 2004-08-31
I ran a query from an app in vb.net and put the results in a csv file. The query is a "dynamic query" and depends on what fields the user chooses. When i open the file the leading zeros are being removed.iS THERE ANYWAY FROM THE PROGRAM I CAN FORCE TO DISPLAY leading zeros. I tried the following suggestion in one of the websites:
"change the file extension to .txt Excel will now provide a dialog during the import that allows you to specify delimited or fixed format, allows you to specify the delimiter (you'll most likely want comma) and the format to apply to each column prior to the import (you'll probably want 'Text' for the cells with the leading zero's).".
The above suggestion has worked. is there any way of creating a macro or changing the format so that the file can be picked and automatically updated with leading zeros