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excel formatting

WHen I try to open a tab file in excel ,

excel turns the following number 6006496679000165848 to scientific notation, and furthermore to 6006496679000160000.  

When I view the doc in notepad the number is indeed 6006496679000165848.  I have tried various delimited importing options with no luck.  Any ideas?
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tike55
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Haris DjulicCommented:
During the import did you format columns with scientific notation?
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tike55Author Commented:
No,  also the file is a .tab, but there is commas in the file.  I check comma as the delimiter
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tike55Author Commented:
in the import wizard the view of the data is correct, the error happens when I click finish, and it opens in excel.
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Haris DjulicCommented:
Can you attach file or few lines so that i can try to recreate the issue?
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Ejgil HedegaardCommented:
You can't have more than 15 digits as integer, the rest will turn to 0, no matter what it is.
To import from the file, set the field to Text in the import wizard.
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tike55Author Commented:
Figured it out, I selected the column in the import wizard, and set it to text.
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tike55Author Commented:
I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

Accepted answer: 0 points for tike55's comment #a40333391

for the following reason:

I figured it out with experts' help
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Glenn RayExcel VBA DeveloperCommented:
Points should be awarded to Ejgil Hedegaard for correctly identifying the issue and offering the solution.
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