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I have a spread sheet with a column of existing numbers. I want to insert two zeros 00 in front of each number?

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Excelchat Expert
19/03/2018 - 04:07

Hi

Excelchat Expert
19/03/2018 - 04:07

welcome to got it pro

User
19/03/2018 - 04:07

hello

Excelchat Expert
19/03/2018 - 04:08

if i get clearly you have set of numbers and you want to insert 00 in front of each number

Excelchat Expert
19/03/2018 - 04:08

am i right?

User
19/03/2018 - 04:08

yes

Excelchat Expert
19/03/2018 - 04:09

see cell B

Excelchat Expert
19/03/2018 - 04:09

i have done that for you

Excelchat Expert
19/03/2018 - 04:09

does this help?

Excelchat Expert
19/03/2018 - 04:09

kindly let me know if this helps

User
19/03/2018 - 04:10

how did u do it?

Excelchat Expert
19/03/2018 - 04:10

i concatenated 00 in front of numbers

Excelchat Expert
19/03/2018 - 04:10

"00"&A1

Excelchat Expert
19/03/2018 - 04:10

with & function we can concatenate

Excelchat Expert
19/03/2018 - 04:11

do you get this?

User
19/03/2018 - 04:11

how

Excelchat Expert
19/03/2018 - 04:11

see column C

Excelchat Expert
19/03/2018 - 04:11

i have concatenated many others along with 00 to help you

Excelchat Expert
19/03/2018 - 04:12

does that help?

Excelchat Expert
19/03/2018 - 04:12

do you get it?

Excelchat Expert
19/03/2018 - 04:13

please do give good rating

Excelchat Expert
19/03/2018 - 04:13

it really helps

Excelchat Expert
19/03/2018 - 04:13

please try and let me know if you face any issues

Excelchat Expert
19/03/2018 - 04:13

by using & function number gets converted to text

Excelchat Expert
19/03/2018 - 04:13

so we are able to see 001

Excelchat Expert
19/03/2018 - 04:14

do you get it?

User
19/03/2018 - 04:14

would you do it again slowly whilst I watch please

Excelchat Expert
19/03/2018 - 04:15

sure

Excelchat Expert
19/03/2018 - 04:15

see column E

User
19/03/2018 - 04:15

yes

Excelchat Expert
19/03/2018 - 04:15

did you see?

Excelchat Expert
19/03/2018 - 04:16

="00"&A1

Excelchat Expert
19/03/2018 - 04:16

use 00 in " "

Excelchat Expert
19/03/2018 - 04:16

so that it can be joined with A1 cell

Excelchat Expert
19/03/2018 - 04:16

do you get ?

Excelchat Expert
19/03/2018 - 04:17

does it help you ?

User
19/03/2018 - 04:18

a user has restricted the values?

Excelchat Expert
19/03/2018 - 04:18

which user?

Excelchat Expert
19/03/2018 - 04:18

it is simple formula

Excelchat Expert
19/03/2018 - 04:19

just join "00" with cell A1 using & function

Excelchat Expert
19/03/2018 - 04:19

try on your own

User
19/03/2018 - 04:19

I did and I received a message saying that a user has restricted the values

User
19/03/2018 - 04:19

it is somebody elses spreadsheet

Excelchat Expert
19/03/2018 - 04:20

i dont think it should happen

Excelchat Expert
19/03/2018 - 04:20

try on excel on your pc

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