We help IT Professionals succeed at work.
Get Started

Creating a CSV file from Excel maintaining numbers in character column

Last Modified: 2020-01-16
Creating a CSV file from Excel  and retaining the character format of a column that has all numeric

I have an excel spreadsheet that is defined as character, however the columns that have numeric are converting to scientific format.

The file looks fine when opened in notepad, however once opened in Excel the format changes.

The file was created in SAS Enterprise Guide.
Watch Question
Mechanical Engineer
Most Valuable Expert 2013
Top Expert 2013
This problem has been solved!
Unlock 1 Answer and 4 Comments.
See Answer
Why Experts Exchange?

Experts Exchange always has the answer, or at the least points me in the correct direction! It is like having another employee that is extremely experienced.

Jim Murphy
Programmer at Smart IT Solutions

When asked, what has been your best career decision?

Deciding to stick with EE.

Mohamed Asif
Technical Department Head

Being involved with EE helped me to grow personally and professionally.

Carl Webster
CTP, Sr Infrastructure Consultant

An Experts Exchange subscription includes unlimited access to online courses.

Get Started
Ask ANY Question

Connect with Certified Experts to gain insight and support on specific technology challenges including:

  • Troubleshooting
  • Research
  • Professional Opinions
Did You Know?

We've partnered with two important charities to provide clean water and computer science education to those who need it most. READ MORE