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cell format problem (Excel)

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by jellinger, Apr 20, 2006.

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  1. jellinger

    jellinger Thread Starter

    Apr 1, 2004
    I'm trying to type "4356400011157214" into a cell, and it keeps rounding down to
    "4356400011157210". I've tried everything I know to type that last "4" into the cell.

    I have no formula in the cell. I've changed the cell format to many different types to no avail. The current cell format is Number with 0 decimal places. Does anyone know why it keeps rounding down? If I correct the last digit to a 9 it still puts a 0 in there.

    Thanks in advance
  2. etaf

    etaf Moderator

    Oct 2, 2003
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    i think 15 numbers is the most it can cope with - looking for spec

    just looked in help "Excel specifications and limits " and 15 digits is the max precision

    Feature Maximum limit
    Number precision 15 digits
    Largest number allowed to be typed into a cell 9.99999999999999E
  3. kiwiguy


    Aug 17, 2003
    If the number is not subject to any formula, it can be entered as text though.

    Just put a ' before it e.g. '4356400011157214 and it will show OK
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