SQL statement - exporting to Excel

Posted on 2014-04-04
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Last Modified: 2014-04-08
I ran a SQL query and copied to Excel.  When I did this, I lost the leading zeros on 3 columns --Dept, Division, and ClinProv.  What can I change in this query to get the leading zeros back?

[Journal Entry], RTRIM(CAST(DATEPART(mm, T1.[TRX Date]) AS varchar(2))) + '/' + RTRIM(CAST(DATEPART(dd, T1.[TRX Date]) AS varchar(2)))
                      + '/' + RTRIM(CAST(DATEPART(yy, T1.[TRX Date]) AS varchar(4))) AS [TRX Date], T1.[TRX Date Month], T1.[TRX Date Year], T1.[Account Number],
                      T1.[Account Description], T1.[Credit Amount], T1.[Debit Amount], T1.[Net Amount], T1.[Account Description from Account Master],
                      '' + SUBSTRING(T1.Segment1, 1, 3) AS Dept, T1.[Segment1 Description], '' + SUBSTRING(T1.Segment2, 1, 6) AS Division,
                      T1.[Segment2 Description], T1.Segment3 AS Clin_Prov, T1.[Segment3 Description], T1.Segment4, T1.[Segment4 Description], T1.Period, ISNULL(T2.USRDEFS2, '')
                      AS [User Defined 4], T1.Description, T1.[Document Status], T1.[Source Document], T1.[User Who Posted]
FROM         dbo.AccountTransactionsEX AS T1 LEFT OUTER JOIN
                      dbo.GL00100 AS T2 WITH (nolock) ON T2.ACTINDX = T1.[Account Index]
WHERE     (T1.[Document Status] = 'open') AND (T1.[TRX Date] BETWEEN '12/01/2013' AND '12/31/2013') AND (T1.Segment4 BETWEEN '100000' AND
Question by:pstre

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ruengyot earned 668 total points
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If you just copy to excel, I think the easy way is setting excel target column to text.

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Not enought information.  I did copy to Excel and lost the leading Zeros...
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Sharath earned 664 total points
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Excel treats the numbers as numerical and removes the leading zeroes. If you want the leading zeroes, change the cells format to text in excel before pasting the result.

Right click on the selected cells and click the format cells. Change the Category to text.
Then paste the SQL result to excel.
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Anthony Perkins earned 668 total points
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Either change the data format in Excel or if you are unable to do that then export that column with a leading single quote.  Let me know if that is not enough information and I will be more detailed.

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