I have a set of data, received in .csv format, in which I have a set of long UPRN numbers. I am involved in data matching processes related to new IER voting regulations.
When I open the .csv file the numbers are in scientific format (2.00E+11, every number the same). All of these numbers are supposed to be different. For one spread sheet I already did the below:
I opened the file in Notepad, saved to .txt
Select Data > From Text
In the Text Import Wizard Step 1, choose Delimited
In the Text Import Wizard Step 2, choose Comma
In the Text Import Wizard Step 3, select your long ID column and choose Text data format.
This worked for one spread sheet. All of the numbers were revealed in an Excel Worksheet, all numbers were different as they should be. But when I tried to save as .csv, all of the numbers went back to 2.00E+11 (all the same number).
Then when I tried to do the above to the two other workbooks I had, for some reason it didn't work, even though I completed each step in the exact same way. Even when I opened in notepad, they were all the same numbers (2.000E+11, which when I converted to text just came to 2000030000000). I managed to convert the original .csv to a workbook, convert that to notepad, and when I scrolled down past all the symbols I could see that the original data was in there amongst the mess.
How can I get this data to reveal itself?! Any suggestions gratefully received, or indeed please let me know if there is a link to this elsewhere.