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Text Convert to Number

Posted on 2014-02-10
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Hi Experts,

I need some help.  I have four columns that are sometimes text and sometimes number (columns J,k,l,m).   I would like a macro that checks to see if the column is text or a number and if it is text then convert it to a value.  

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Montrof
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by:NBVC
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All you need to do is enter a 0 in any empty cell and copy that cell.

Select your four columns, right-click, select Paste Special, then select Add from the Operation section, and then click Ok.

Now all "text" numbers should be real values.
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by:montrof
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I have a much more involved macro that imports a file and sometimes it is a number and sometimes it is text.  So I wanted to do this programmatically.
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by:itjockey
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As Mr.NBVC  said do the same procedure while recording a macro.so next time you copy past data in that sheet.just run that macro.that it.or you can save that macro in personal library so in all workbook you can use that macro.

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by:montrof
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I ended up writing a short macro that seems to work

Private Sub Con_Txt_Num()
    Dim rUsedRange As Range
    Worksheets("S").Select
    For Each rUsedRange In Columns("J:M")
        rUsedRange.Value = rUsedRange.Value
    Next rUsedRange
End Sub

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Thanks,
Montrof
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You may find this tweak to your code runs faster--because it doesn't consider every cell in the columns:
Sub Con_Txt_Num()
Dim rUsedRange As Range
Application.ScreenUpdating = False
With Worksheets("S")
    Intersect(.Range("J:M"), .UsedRange).Value = Intersect(.Range("J:M"), .UsedRange).Value
End With
End Sub

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Thanks for the help.
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