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Posted on 2013-01-21
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Hi all
i need to upload a large ammaunt of data to a database
but in some cases when convert to text a fraction 1 1/2   displays as  1.5, i convert it to text but in the addres bar displays in some cases the decimal format when i need all in fractional format, is any way to do so?
tsm
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Ingeborg Hawighorst earned 500 total points
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Hello,

if you need to convert the numbers into text, then you can use a formula like this:

=TEXT(A1,"# ?/?")

copy the result and paste special > values to get the text value instead of the formula.

cheers, teylyn
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You are putting this large amount of data into an excel spreadsheet, not a database, right?  What version of excel, and how are you getting it in? eg Excel 2007 using the menu item Data/From Text ?
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Yes thats the case, even when i format all in text and pase only values in some cells in the addres bar shows as example 5.5  besides 5 1/2 that was the original value input, and when im exporting to the db exports 5.5  is exel 2007 but the file is saved as excel 2003 because the engine that i deploy in vb needs that version
Please help in here!!!
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think got it with your solution teylyn
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I'm glad to hear it.
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tsm,
regards
edo
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