Auto-format in Microsoft Excel.
Each time i try to enter a number range, for example, 8-
10, in Excel, it constantly re-formats it to a date. If I
change the formatting to "General" it turns it into a
random number, usually 38209. I would like to turn off
ALL auto-formatting, but that's probably asking too
much. How do I disable this frustrating feature?
When you enter "8-10" in a cell, that's not strictly a number but Excel
thinks you mean a date so converts it as such.
A date is a number and in your example the number 38209 represents August 10
2004 which is not a ra...Excel not Access
I have designed an Access database that holds records relating to my stores
audit results going back for about 5 years plus a load more information
relating to these stores. This was used to produe a pack once a month,
however a change in senior management means that I have got to shelve this
and prodce a similar pack in Excel.
The idea would be that the user could select a month or a 12 mnth date range
that would produce data that could then be used to populate a number of excel
templates that have been designed. Having not used excel for years I would be
grateful for any suggestion...How to keep format when importing Excel into SQL.
Can anybody help me please?
When I import Excel file into SQL, a field that formated as 0000000000
(custom), loosing leading zeros. I tried to change data type in SQL after
importing. No luck.
I appretiate any help.
See if using IMEX=1 helps:
I tried this, but got an error: "The OLE DB provider
"Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0" has not been registered."
Thank you very much for looking into this.
"Plamen Ratchev" wr...move cell contents
Is there a way to move a cell contents to another cell with a formula. ex:
if a5="Name" then move g5 to j5? Also, I am using
=INDEX(Sheet1!B3:B12,INT((RAND()*10)+1),1) to pick random names from a list.
I have the formula in different place pick random names from different list.
This does work, but I have different list with some of the same names and
with the random pick I do not want the same name to appear.
Thanks for any and all help.
a formula can only affect the cell it is in, it can't move or change another
cell for this you need some code ...Using part of a cell in a chart title
I have a chart which should get a title. However, this should be partly be
used from a cell e.g.
"counted with 5%"
5% should be taken from the cell and used in the title.
Is this possible?
Yes it's possible but all of the chart title needs to be in the cell. So you
may need to use a helper cell and concatenate text and value.
Andy Pope, Microsoft MVP - Excel
"Nicole" <Nicole@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:5CB7A971-AA7F-4C34-BB42-7DC283AA2958@micro...Input Excel 'Password to Open' through control in access form
We know,Excel has prompt password
to open it files.
Is it possible to create a code that can
supplies the excel prompt password?.So that when we
open the excel file through our access control in a form,
the excel files can be opened automatically.But when the
excel files opened from its default icon,it will prompt a
...how do I automatically update a text box in a chart?
You can link the textbox to a cell. When you update the cell the textbox
should reflect this.
Select the textbox border and then in the formula bar enter the complete
cell reference, for example,
Andy Pope, Microsoft MVP - Excel
When I select cells to copy as a picture in Excel 2007, the resolution is
terrible. Text and objects with shadow's are very blotchy when pasting the
How do you change the resolution of a 'Copy Picture'?
...How To Copy MS Word mailing labels into Excel
I have a word doc that I want to put into Excel. I want to add some
more fields to the names and addresses. Is this simple or do I have to
learn how to program?
City of Grand Prairie
Michael, have you tried to copy and paste the data into excel?
Always backup your data before trying something new
Please post any response to the newsgroups so others can benefit from it
Feedback on answers is always appreciated!
Using Excel 2000 & 97
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"Michael Rodriguez" <email@example.com> wrote in messa...How do I use traffic lights in excel
I am wanting to use traffic lights in excel that change colour based on the
result of a variance cell, ie if the result of the cell is 10 make the
traffic light green, if it is 20 make the traffic light amber, if the result
is 30 make the traffic light red. How do I do this?
Format>Conditional Formatting>Cell Value is:
Note: you can add up to 3 conditions(4 if you count default)
Gord Dibben Excel MVP
On Wed, 22 Dec 2004 16:35:03 -0800, Shorty <Shorty@discussions.microsoft.com>
>I am wanting to use traffic lights in excel that change colour based on the
&g...Strange Access Denied Problem with Windows 7
I got a new computer about six months ago that came with Windows Vista
Home Premium 64bit. Before that I had done all of my .NET development
either on an XP Pro VM or my former XP Pro computer at home. Shortly
after getting my new computer at home, I also got a license for VMWare
to be able to test my software on multiple platforms and
I had wrote an application originally in VB.NET that was a simple
backup utility. It supports mutiple backup configurations. Any given
copnfiguration would define a backup which would be a list of files to
backup, a list of folders to ...Unexpected error message on closing an Excel file
Suddenly I am getting the following message when I try to close a workbook:
"Your formula contains an invalid external reference to a worksheet.
Verify that the path, workbook, and range name or cell reference are
correct, and try again"
The mysterious thing is that it does not happen consistently and that, after
I click OK after the above message, I can still save the file.
What might be the cause of this error message and can the "invalid
reference" be tracked down using one of the utility add-ins such as J.
If it only happens when you close ...help with simple maths in excel
I want to do a simple arithmatic excercise in excel for my grand daughter.
It is stuff like 2+2 =4
Smart me has hit a problem at the first hurdle...
I need to put 2 in one cell the + in another cell and then 2 in another = in
another and then she puts the answer in the next one. So the above would
have 4 cells completed and she would put the answer in the 5th one.
When I use the + or = sign in a cell of its own it (excel) thinks I am doing
an equation, is there a way around this?
I will work on the answer like if she gets it correct or wrong how I will do
that...a sound or som...How to change font size on formula bar in Excell 2007
I don't find Tools>Options>General (as suggested in other post answers) in
Excel 2007. On the Office button there is an Excel Options but it doesn't
provide a method of changing font size on the office but. My font is so
small I can barely see it.
Office button>ExcelOptions>Popular tab>in the "When creating new workbooks"
section, choose font and font size
Microsoft MVP - Excel
"jimwillie" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
news:588AAC05-0F52-404E-AA01-128E70E02D0B@microso...Opening Excel Workbooks
I'm running into an issue where if I click on an Excel
file through My Documents, it doesn't automatically bring
I get the toolbar but the actual spreadsheet doesn't
appear on the screen. I have to click on the taskbar to
get it to pop up.
If I already have Excel active and I open a file through
Excel, this doesn't happen.
Here is a similar thread:
Message posted from http://www.ExcelForum.com
Take a look at Tools-Options-General tab- uncheck ignore
other application...Radar chart in Access 2007 report
Can you add a Radar chart to an access 2207 report?
I am working with a chart, created from a pivot table. The chart has the
various [drop down] fields available for selecting different values for the
chart to show. I have formatted the chart with specific settings, fonts,
colors, etc., but everytime I use one of the dropdowns, the formatting goes
back to the default. I have looked for a place to save as a template, or
defaults without luck.
Thanks for any help you can provide!
...Excel DNS query
Is there a way for an Excel function to query a DNS server?
Not that I know of, but you can turn on the macro recorder, use 'get
external data' and tailor the resulting code into a user function of your
E.g. I've used this to create a button to get MS-Access data from a query
that has the same name as the sheet (tab) name. It saves me a lot of
<email@example.com> schreef in bericht
> Is there a way for an Excel function ...Moving Contacts to Outlook Address Book
Need some help. How do I move the names and email
addresses from my Contacts list to my Outlook Address
Book. When I click on the Outlook Address Book it is
empty, but when I click on the Contacts List all the
names are there. I am using Outlook 2002. Any help
would be appreciated, Thanks Bob
What is the problem?
The OAB should be empty. Entries reside in the Contacts Folder.
"Bob R" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Need some help. How do I ...[b]Can I download Excel data to a MS Access database?[/b]
I've built an Excel 2002 form that I want our internal customers to
access from our intranet, and use. Once completed, they will send it
to us as an e-mail attachment. I'd like to be able to open it, and
somehow download the data from the form into an MS Access 2002
database I've built (so that we don't have to rekey it into the
Is this possible or even feasible? Any and all help is appreciated.
Message sent via www.excelforums.com
in Access check 'File - Import External data'
I have a 23.8 meg excel 2000 spreadsheet set for manual calculation saved to
my local hard drive. Every time I try to open it, it takes forver and
sometimes never opens but I do not get any error messages, let me just tell
you that I am running a P4, 1 GB memory, Office 2K with SP3, and nothing else
running when I try to open it. As I said it is set for manual calculation,
and it is cleared to not auto calculate when opening or closing. Any idea's
as to why this is happening?
I don't know why you're having this problem but I would like to point
something out for w...HELP! remote data not accessible msg
I have a use who is currently using a Bloomberg DDE add-
in. Whenever he attempts to activate the add-in to
retreive remote data, the system hangs. If I go to task
manager, I then see a message stating "Remote data not
accessible. To access this data Excel needs to open
another program.... I have searched the knowledge base
and didn't find much help. Does anyone have any ideas? I
am desperate!!!! We are currently using Excel 2003 in XP
...McAfee 8.5.0i on access scan slows down MS Dynamics CRM web client
Our organization's McAfee 8.50i slows down MS Dynamics CRM v4 - on premise
web client considerabley when loading forms and data.
Besides completely disabling McAfee, does anyone know how to configure
McAfee (or configure CRM) to ignore CRM related form and data loads.
When disabling the oncaccess scan, or when disabling the scriptcan - it
improves lookups from 8-9 seconds to 4-5 seconds.
However, the organizatin policy is to have these enabled.
What to do?
We have the same behavior, and went we reported to Microsoft says that no
solution has, then we buy and install Microsoft Securi...Embedded Chart Versus Chart
I've created a class module to capture a Shift+Click on a pivot chart,
which then opens the data associated with that point. It works great
on pivot charts on their own sheet, but when I use the same code on an
embedded chart, it fails (error code -2147417848).
Everything seems to work fine, it derives the same row and column
values as needed, but the ShowDetail property is unavailable in the
Anyone have any insight?
james Igoe || email@example.com ||
I eventually solved my problem, simply using "On Error Resume Next&...Accessing the same PST file from multiple WinXP Pro IDs
I am running a Windows NT 4.0 network with workstations
with Windows XP Pro. One user has Outlook 2000 on his
notebook. He has a profile to log on to the machine
itself (i.e. not on the Windows NT domain) for when
he's "on the road" and one for logging on to the NT
network domain to use the printers and network
facilities. On my personal notebook I have Office XP and
I was able to configure Outlook's data files (Tools ->
Options -> Mail Setup -> Data Files) so that I would
access the same PST file under both profiles. I cannot
figure out how/if this is poss...