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Pad week numbers with zeros

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Figure 1. Pad Week Numbers With Zeros in Excel.

If we want to pad week numbers with zeros in Excel, we have to make use of the TEXT function.

Generic Formula

=TEXT(WEEKNUM(date,type),"00")

With the Excel TEXT function, we can “pad” any number value with as many zeros as we like.

How to use the TEXT Function in Excel.

We are now going to demonstrate the use of the TEXT Function using 3 simple steps.

  1. Collect the calendar dates to be padded and their corresponding week numbers and arrange within properly labeled columns of our worksheet.

Be sure to provide another labeled column with empty cells for Excel to return the padded number values.

See example illustrated below;

Figure 2. Pad Week Numbers With Zeros in Excel.

  1. In our worksheet example above, the TEXT Function we are going to enter into cell C2 is as follows;

=TEXT(WEEKNUM(A2,21),"00")

Figure 3. Pad Week Numbers With Zeros in Excel.

Excel returned “07” as the padded result for the date in cell A2.

  1. Copy the modified version of the TEXT Formula in cell C2 down into the other cells in the PADDED column.

Figure 4. Pad Week Numbers With Zeros in Excel.

The TEXT Function in Excel allows us to apply any kind of number formats, including percentage, currency, date, etc.

We can “pad” numbers with any amount of zeros we would like by applying number formats such as, “00”, “000”, “0000”.

Figure 5. Final Result.

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