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# EXCEL - Zero filling

Posted on 2016-09-27
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Can someone show me how I can zero fill an excel column.  I need the decimal value to be zero filled so it is always 3 bytes long.

ColumnA                 Zero filled

4.5                     ---->  4.500
4                       -----> 4.000
4.51                  -----> 4.510
4.560               ------> 4.560
4.000               ------> 4.000
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Question by:tmajor99
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ID: 41817916
Simply apply formatting to increase the number of decimal places. On the Home Ribbon in the Number group.
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Expert Comment

ID: 41817919
Hi
select the numbers

Goto
Home / Number / Increase decimal Button
<-.0
.00
click 3 times

Regards
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Expert Comment

ID: 41817924
As per both comments, screen shot below:

If these values are needed for subsequent export to a system that needs the full value, use the following formula:

=TEXT(A1,"0.000")  then copy and paste values over the original to replace.
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D Patel earned 2000 total points
ID: 41819116
Select the Column for which you wanted to format numbers

Next Choose the More Number Formats..... in the Number Group portion in ribbon. (or you can open Format Cells window)

Now from the Number tab choose Custom in the left pane.

Go to the Type text box and enter it as "0.000"

Now you will see the result which you wanted.

Enjoy...!
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ID: 41823067
Not even assistance points for Rgonzo and me??? We gave the same solution just a different route to applying it.
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