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# Excel - count number in cell, based on count, add number at start of cell.

Posted on 2013-05-22
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I need a VB macro that counts the number of numbers in a cell A1 and if the count is 7, to update the cell with a given number before it, in cell D1, in this example, the value '0.'

So if A1 = 1234567, then the count in B1 = LEN(A1), as 3. Then D1 = 01234567, as the updated value.
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ID: 39189703
not following you... you lost me with the "the count in B1 = LEN(A1), as 3"
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ltlbearand3 earned 920 total points
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I agree that the question is not clear.  Does it have to be VBA or can we just do this with a basic formula?  For example in D1 you could have:
``````=IF(LEN(A1)=7,"0" & A1, A1)
``````

-Bear
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ltlbearand3 earned 920 total points
ID: 39189716
if you really want something in VBA this will give you the basis for what you need:

``````Public Sub AddZero()
If Len(Cells(1, 1)) = 7 Then
Cells(1, 4).Value = "0" & Cells(1, 1).Value
End If
End Sub
``````

-Bear
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Expert Comment

ID: 39189736
Are you looking to pad with zeros so there are 8 digits? If so, why not use custom format:
0000000#
No VBA necessary for this approach.

Or you can convert the number to text with a formula:
=TEXT(A1,"0000000#")
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Author Comment

ID: 39189750
Thanks for the 'if' function. Worked well.
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