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I'm trying to take an excel spreedsheet and put it into a goggle and it seems to keep dropping my zero's "0" off from a particular column, yes it is a formula but, is there away to do this without it dropping off the 0?

Solved by B. H. in 14 mins

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Excelchat Expert
08/12/2017 - 03:05

Hi

User
08/12/2017 - 03:07

Hi

Excelchat Expert
08/12/2017 - 03:07

Can you please let me know which formula you are using

User
08/12/2017 - 03:07

vlookup

Excelchat Expert
08/12/2017 - 03:07

can you copy the lookup range and use formula here

User
08/12/2017 - 03:08

so, I extract data from a ERP system to Excel and I try to take that sheet and copy into goggle sheet tab and it drops off the zeros in front of the part number

Excelchat Expert
08/12/2017 - 03:08

can you share the file here

User
08/12/2017 - 03:09

it's confidential information sorry...

Excelchat Expert
08/12/2017 - 03:09

ok. can you pls share one part number

User
08/12/2017 - 03:09

01022106

Excelchat Expert
08/12/2017 - 03:10

it is always "0" at the start?

User
08/12/2017 - 03:10

when we enter these parts into Excel we have to use the 'for it to take the zero of this helps any

User
08/12/2017 - 03:10

85% of parts will start with 0

Excelchat Expert
08/12/2017 - 03:11

number of characters in part number is always 8?

User
08/12/2017 - 03:11

yes

Excelchat Expert
08/12/2017 - 03:12

can you see the formula I entered?

User
08/12/2017 - 03:13

I see you entered items but, not sure what you did

Excelchat Expert
08/12/2017 - 03:13

I am checking length of part number to be 7

Excelchat Expert
08/12/2017 - 03:13

if it is 7, it will add 0 to part number

Excelchat Expert
08/12/2017 - 03:13

otherwise it wont do anything

User
08/12/2017 - 03:14

how do you change it to be 7?

Excelchat Expert
08/12/2017 - 03:14

=if(len(A6)=7,"0"&A6,A6)

Excelchat Expert
08/12/2017 - 03:15

instead of A6 in the formula, you can enter Vlookup formula

User
08/12/2017 - 03:16

ok I think this will help me, I'll give it a try today. Thank you this is really cool I can ask for this help.

User
08/12/2017 - 03:16

Have a wonderful day.

Excelchat Expert
08/12/2017 - 03:17

Please check part numbers in cell A6 & A7

Excelchat Expert
08/12/2017 - 03:17

A6 has 7 characters and A7 has 8

Excelchat Expert
08/12/2017 - 03:17

B6 & B7 has the corresponding formula for the cells A6 & A7

Excelchat Expert
08/12/2017 - 03:18

Is it fine?

User
08/12/2017 - 03:18

I'm going to play with it later

Excelchat Expert
08/12/2017 - 03:18

ok Can I end the session now?

User
08/12/2017 - 03:19

Yes, I believe so, thank you again.

Excelchat Expert
08/12/2017 - 03:19

Please leave five star rating if you are satisfied with the solution

Excelchat Expert
08/12/2017 - 03:19

Thank you, have a nice day!!

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