Excel.Tips.Net: Adding Leading Zeroes to ZIP Codes

By Allen Wyatt for Excel.Tips.Net

When you import ZIP Codes from a text file into an Excel workbook, it is not uncommon for Excel to translate the values as numbers rather than as ZIP Codes. This results in leading zeroes being dropped from the ZIP Codes, which can obviously cause problems later using the data for its intended purpose.

One solution, of course, is to simply change the display format used for ZIP Code cells. This may work for the display, but the underlying data is still missing the leading zeroes. A better solution is to use a macro that goes through and adds leading zeroes to the information in a cell. The following macro does just that:

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