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Geneticists throw hands in the air, change gene naming rules to finally stop Microsoft Excel eating their data

Kevin Johnston Silver badge

Re: I must be missing something...

One of the tasks I have to do often is taking a sub-set of data from a system and producing a report to show status. One of the identifiers is a Hex string but if Excel sees no letters it converts it to a number with exponent and due to the length of the string it will lose the last 8 digits...forever

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