Excel/scientific number


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

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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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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