Paste from Access

When pasting an Access query results into an Excel 
worksheet the numbers are converted to text.  The best 
work around seems to paste special as CSV.  Is there a 
better solution?
anonymous (74723)
12/1/2003 8:32:57 PM
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Debra Dalgleish posted a manual fix and a macro (from Jon Peltier):

Michael Wulk wrote:
> When pasting an Access query results into an Excel
> worksheet the numbers are converted to text.  The best
> work around seems to paste special as CSV.  Is there a
> better solution?


Dave Peterson
ec35720 (10082)
12/2/2003 1:41:28 AM
You can continue to paste special as csv, or, do a normal paste, and 
then change the data back to numbers:

1. Select an empty cell on the worksheet
2. Choose Edit>Copy
3. Select the cells that you pasted from Access
4. Choose Edit>Paste Special
5. Select Add, click OK

If you do this frequently, you can use a macro to paste as csv:
Sub PasteCSV()
        ActiveSheet.PasteSpecial Format:="Csv", _
          Link:=False, DisplayAsIcon:=False
End Sub

Or to convert the numbers:
Sub ConvertToNumbers()
'adapted from code by Jon Peltier
   Cells(65535, 255).Copy
   Selection.PasteSpecial Paste:=xlPasteValues, _
   Selection.WrapText = False
End Sub

Michael Wulk wrote:
> When pasting an Access query results into an Excel 
> worksheet the numbers are converted to text.  The best 
> work around seems to paste special as CSV.  Is there a 
> better solution?

Debra Dalgleish
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dsd1 (5911)
12/2/2003 1:46:34 AM

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