I might not post many Excel snippets, but I'm collecting them into a small Excel Snippets series to make them easy to find.
I do far more manipulation of data in SQL scripts than I do in Excel, but sometimes need to accomplish something in Excel for clients. This time I was working with a client using Excel to generate a Microsoft Dynamics GP macro to update some costs.
We realised when testing that the decimal places were being lost by Excel so the macro contained 100 for £100 instead of the 100.00 which is needed for the macro to run successfully. I tired a couple of things and eventually found that
TEXT can be used to retain the decimals.
The example, below, also includes a
ROUND to reduce the result of a calculation to only two decimals.