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    Convert Text Numbers To Text (2002)

    I have an excel file I'm trying to import into Access. There are some numbers in a column that have the green triangle that says the number is stored as text. When I import the spreadsheet I loose those numbers and get an error table of conversion errors for those cells. How do I get Access to import those text numbers as text?
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    Re: Convert Text Numbers To Text (2002)

    Create the table with the apropriate fields with you problem field set as text.
    Import the excel file into the created table.
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    Re: Convert Text Numbers To Text (2002)

    I was able to fix this by selecting the column in Excel, then Data | Text to Column and this converted all the numbers to text format. Then importing the file went successfully. I simply forgot about the Text to Column menu item.
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