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How to specify text data type column for xls in VBScript.

I am generating an output xls file using vbscript and the column in xls should be of text data type.
The value I am writing is 07740 which is appearing as 7740 in xls generated.
I need the value as 07740 in the xls column cell.

Using MS Office 2003 and vbscript.

Please suggest a solution to this problem.
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If its just one cell then you can start with '07740
If its many rows in a column and digits will be always 5, then format cell, custom to 00000
If you want VBA to do  then you can use below VBA to add single zero at the beginning of every number:
Sub ChangeNumberFormat()
Dim Ws As Worksheet
Dim LR As Long
Dim Rng As Range, cell As Range
Set Ws = ActiveSheet
LR = Ws.Range("A" & Rows.Count).End(xlUp).Row 'Change the Column A as you needed
Set Rng = Ws.Range("A1:A" & LR) 'Change the range where you would like to apply changes
Rng.NumberFormat = "@"
    For Each cell In Rng
        cell = "'0" & Format(cell, "0")
    Next cell
End Sub

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How are you generating the file?
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I have created a template of xls and used that to do saveas from application.