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How to prevent losing leading zeros and numbers being converted

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How to prevent losing leading zeros and numbers being converted to scientific notation when importing an xml file into Excel 2007

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You would need to tell Excel that the data being imported is a string value. The easiest way to do that would be to insert quotes before and after each number.




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Customer: replied 3 years ago.


Help. Need a script that can be used to repeatedly convert a fixed length field file to a tab delimited file. Once you respond I will send 3 files. I plan to upload the 3 files below to wikisend for you to download and use to create the script that can run on my laptop and eventually a win 2008 server. The 3 files to be sent are: 1. an instance of the fixed length file that needs to be parsed 2. the file layout document showing the length of each feild 3. the result desired - a tab delimited text file. I need a process that can be used over and over to convert the same fixed lengthed file format to the desired tab delimited result. Thanks. Jerry