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    Data Validation - Allow 8 numeric digits-consider also zero as a digit if it's first digit

    Thank you for helping me
    I need to add following data validation to excel cell
    Allow user to input 8 numeric digits for eg. 12345678
    Cell A1
    =AND(ISNUMBER(A1),LEN(A1)=8)


    My issue is with a number starting with "zero" for eg. 00012345
    In this case when i enter a number starting with 00012345 excel doesn't consider zero as a number and also replaces it like 12345


    How can i add a data validation of numeric 8 digits for a number that is starting with 0?

    FYI - I have tried changing the number format it didn't work

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    Re: Data Validation - Allow 8 numeric digits-consider also zero as a digit if it's first d

    Hi,

    If you format A1 as text, and then use this formula to validate, it should work.

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    Re: Data Validation - Allow 8 numeric digits-consider also zero as a digit if it's first d

    Thanks it worked

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    Re: Data Validation - Allow 8 numeric digits-consider also zero as a digit if it's first d

    how can i add a validation to check if the first three digits is zero or not??, thanks

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    Re: Data Validation - Allow 8 numeric digits-consider also zero as a digit if it's first d

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    This will return TRUE if the first three characters are zeroes and false if not.

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