A simple solution is to do the following on your spreadsheet:

1. Highlight the column with the errors
2. Click the DATA tab
3. Click the "Text to Columns" icon, it will start a series of 3 steps.
4. Click next on step 1
5. Click next on step 2
6. Select "Text" on step 3
7. Click "Finish"

The problem is that if any of your part numbers are only digits 0-9, Excel tries to read them as numbers, particularly if the column is defaulted to "general" instead of text. Even if you reformat the column to text, the problem still occurs.


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From: MAPICS-L [mailto:mapics-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Connie Webb
Sent: Tuesday, January 06, 2015 9:02 AM
To: mapics-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [MAPICS-L] Excel upload of alpha numeric causes exponential data

I have 15 character item numbers with alpha numeric data. Some of those numbers are converted to data like this 2.1E+007 using Excel addin to upload spreadsheet to iSeries. What do I need to do to the spreadsheet before importing to iSeries?

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