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Sir I have excel scenario like the following..kindly let me know the solution.
       column A   
       4.5 lakhs
I have to change all string value to numeric value.,(i.e 4.5lakhs to 450000)

This question seems to have been asked by others on the internet - see discussions at http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=excel+text+lakhs+to+number&sourceid=ie7&rls=com - my own method would probably be to use a macro to do it - for each cell that contained the string LAKH remove that string and multiply the value by 1,000,000.
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Aidan Heritage


I have provided first hand support since `95 for Microsoft Office majoring in Word and Excel - support for all versions from 2 onwards. I'm based in the UK, so please allow for time differences when asking me questions from other parts of the world!


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