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Retain leading zeros
Posted by: Blair Benjamin
Date: April 08, 2015 09:43AM

Hello,

I just started using MySQL for Excel in order to manage my MySQL data and databases with Excel. I connected successfully, but when I chose the option to Edit MySQL data, it loaded my data fine but one of my fields (the primary key) had leading zeros stripped out by Excel. The field is Varchar in my MySQL database. How can I prevent Excel from modifying my data as such? It is imperative that the leading zeros remain, as they represent ID numbers. Thanks for any tips.

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