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Old April 3rd, 2009, 05:38 AM
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Default Formatting problem while exporting a web page in ms-excel in asp.net using C#

HiI am using Asp.Net 2.0 and C# 2005. I have created a web page and i am exporting that page in excel,but the problem is that when the page gets displayed in ms excel the format is getting changed.That is receipt number is a column in grid and 234500009890 is a row in that column ( here 234500009890 is the receipt number ) then in the excel page it is showing as 2.34E2 something like this.This is just an example of the error that i am facing.I want the receipt number in the same format as it is.I dont want the format to change.Please help and provide with ur valuable suggestions.Thanks and RegardsPraveen Kumar
Old April 5th, 2009, 08:09 AM
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Hi there,

You can either change the formatting of the cell to simple Text in Excel, or you can prefix the exported value with a tick (') so Excel treats it as a simple string, rather than as a large number.


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