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Add decimal separator

Discussion in 'Ask an Excel Question' started by Pampos, Aug 13, 2017.

  1. Pampos

    Pampos New Member

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    Hello. I have copied some numbers of a site to excel. The problem is for example, in the site the number was 5.031 but in excel the number is copied as 5031. Any ideas what can I add the decimal separator The three last numbers of each number are decimal places.

    5031 --> 5.031
    10203 --> 10.203
    204539 --> 204.539
  2. deciog

    deciog Member

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    Pampos

    Try custom formatting ## 0.000

    Decio
  3. Pampos

    Pampos New Member

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  4. NARAYANK991

    NARAYANK991 Excel Ninja

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    Hi ,

    You need to be clear on what is to be done.

    A custom format will only change the way the cell contents are displayed ; thus , you can use custom formatting to display 5031 as 5.031 , but when you use the cell contents for further processing , the value that will be used will be 5031 and not 5.031

    If you wish to change the cell value , you will have to introduce formulae in another cell to divide this value by 1000 , and then use this processed value for further operations.

    Narayan
  5. Pampos

    Pampos New Member

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    Yes, it was so easy. Thanks.

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