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    May 18, 2010, 08:25 AM
    How can I get a 9-digit numeric datapoint to format as text, and link up to text
    How can I get a 9-digit numeric datapoint to format as text, and link up to text? I was able to convert a column of 9-digit Social Security Numbers to 9-digit text, but they don't link up to =if statetments as I try to match them up. Thanks for your help
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    May 18, 2010, 09:09 AM

    You can use the function = text(cell,format), where format = 0 (meaning you want an integer as text). For example, if cell A1 has the number 123.0, and in cell A2 you put = TEXT(A1,0), you'll get "123" as text. You can then use functions like =if and =concatenate to manipulate the text.
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    May 18, 2010, 09:27 AM

    I don't know if you know this, but preceding a number with a single quote ['] will force the number to be text.

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