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On Thu, Apr 7, 2022 at 12:08 PM Robert Rogerson <rogersonra@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Thanks Steve and Charles. I now see that my problem is how Excel handles

I agree with Charles and the other Rob. If the point of this exercise
is for some human being to open the file in Excel and work with it
interactively, then an empty cell is the most appropriate way to
express the SQL concept of NULL.

If you are using the Excel file as some kind of data transport for
consumption by another program, then of course the best thing to do
depends on what the receiving program is expecting, though I imagine
leaving the cell empty is still often if not usually the best choice.
(And if it's an option, maybe there are formats that would be even
better than an Excel file.)

Now I know that I have to handle it in Excel.

Just curious, how do you plan to "handle it" in Excel?

John Y.

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