Excel/scientific number

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Hi
I have an access db that creates files for me. however when it does it changes some numbers from number format to scientific

is there anyway to stop this from happening
Thanks
Marcus

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I would IMAGINE the database is outputting the value correctly, but it's then being displayed in scientific format - it's probably worth noting that the more complex the number, the less accurate any calculations will be - see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Numeric_precision_in_Microsoft_Excel. If you click into the cell, you should see the number has been stored correctly, and changing the format of the cell from general to a numeric format will force Excel to display in whatever format you want - but again, with the caveat that the maths may be slightly out!
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