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vb .net 2003 open excel app and format a column to a text or date type

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vb .net 2003.  When calling an excel application and writing data to the workseet.  How do you format a column to text or date or general?
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by:jpaulino
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You can do it this way

    ' To number
    YourWorkCell.NumberFormat = "@"
    ' To Date
    YourWorkCell.NumberFormat = "m/d/yyyy"
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by:mphillip85
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I need more of the text format because I have an account number that is preceeded with zeros, so not to let excel strip the zeros I need to format the column as text.

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jpaulino earned 2000 total points
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Sorry,

This is text format YourWorkCell.NumberFormat = "@". For number format you use YourWorkCell.NumberFormat = "0.00"

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