#### XL 2k - all digits in cell turn to 0 after 16th digit

In Excel 2000 numbers in having over 15 digits in a cell
results in each digit from 16 on turn into zeros (0).  How
can I enter numbers over 15 digits?
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anonymous (74719)
7/12/2004 7:26:46 PM
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XL only calculates to 15 digit precision!

To enter numbers larger then 15 digits, that will *not* be used for
calculation (credit card #'s - part #'s), you can enter an apostrophe ( ' )
first, which will not display in the cell, but will be visible in the
formula bar.

On a larger basis, simply *pre-format* the column to "Text".
Changing the format to "Text" *after* entering the long numbers will *not*
work.

If you truly need to calculate these large numbers, then XL is *not* the
program for you.
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HTH,

RD
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In Excel 2000 numbers in having over 15 digits in a cell
results in each digit from 16 on turn into zeros (0).  How
can I enter numbers over 15 digits?

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ragdyer1 (4060)
7/12/2004 7:32:23 PM

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