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"I have a macro (see image "Successor Macro") which works OK when in cell(s) “A” the value is lower than 100. Example: when there are multiple values which the macro collects, then I get perfectly 90,93,95, 97

But when the value in cell(s) “A” have a value of 100 and above then the macro will not put a comma anymore between each value: All the values will be put at “together”  See image: "Successor" : In this image you see that when I hit the "ID" button (W7) all the successors ID will be collect. For the deliverable's 1- till 5 the macro puts nicely a comma between the different values (W15). But in cell W24 the macro don't put comma's between the values anymore.

That's because 93,95,97 (whatever) can't be interpreted as a "real" number - it's clearly text.
But 100,101,102 etc looks like a real number: 100 million, 101 thousand 102.
Solution: Put a leading single quote before the string. That is, start Hold off as "'".
Should work fine.
(If you have a cell formatted as 0 and enter 100,101,102,103 you'll see th commas disappear).
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