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Fromatted column from a formula not being copied and leading zeros (never ending issue)

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    Fromatted column from a formula not being copied and leading zeros (never ending issue)

    I import a text file via VBA to a sheet called "TextFile". There are headings in row 1.
    Columns A-G have imported data with the exception of column D which is blank.

    I have another sheet called "Reformatted" (no headings) into which I want TextFile!An:Cn then a reformatted column E.
    I do a VLOOKUP on the Master sheet to change what is in column E from the TextFile to either a 10, OT, or DT and put the results in column L of the TextFile.

    The L column in the TextFile is correct with OT, a text 10, or a DT depending on the VLOOKUP. But, when I copy that column from the TextFile sheet to the Reformatted sheet I get all 0s in the E column. That's my first issue.

    The never ending leading issue that I sometimes resolve but it's a mystery how it was resolved as my VBA is only FAIR to AWFUL.
    I want the result "Reformatted" sheet to have leading 0s in column F and retained when I export the "Reformatted" sheet to a text file result.
    I'm not getting the "Reformatted" sheet to show leading zeros, so the resulting output doesn't either.

    Thanks for any help in advance.

    If anyone has the patience for this...the third issue is that column A in the TextFile is TEXT. I comes into the sheet with double quotes around it. Therefore, when it's output as a text file, Excel add more quotes and now I have """" before and after the text in column A. I either want one set of " or NONE. Phew!

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    Re: Fromatted column from a formula not being copied and leading zeros (never ending issue

    Try

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    Kind regards
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    Re: Fromatted column from a formula not being copied and leading zeros (never ending issue

    Thank you for your prompt reply. Unfortunately, that didn't do the trick.
    In this post, I've attached the INPUT file I'm using and the result of your macro. As you can see from the output, all of the quotes are still there and the leading zeros are not there and there's also an extra 1st row...

    and I have, for some reason, all of these other lines with just commas in them (how that happened I have no clue).

    For some reason I cannot attach a file. So, here are the images:

    LexPlumbInput3062018.txt

    Reformatted_LexPlumbInput3062018.txt
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    Re: Fromatted column from a formula not being copied and leading zeros (never ending issue

    This is the macro that saves the sheet as a text file:

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    Re: Fromatted column from a formula not being copied and leading zeros (never ending issue

    Well, simplistically, I deleted the first row and now have only to deal with all the quotes in the 1st field (column) of the output and why there are all those rows with commas.

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    Reformatted_LexPlumbInput3062018.txt

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    Re: Fromatted column from a formula not being copied and leading zeros (never ending issue

    hard to say without the excel file

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    give me good result

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    Re: Fromatted column from a formula not being copied and leading zeros (never ending issue

    GREAT. Works as hoped for. Needed one minor adjustment for the L column, but it's PERFECT. Thank you !!!

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