Data clean-up in Excel


In this chapter, commonly experienced clean-up problems are addressed. Microsoft Excel methods to fix and prevent problems with missing leading zeros and hyphens, scientific notation format for numbers, system limitations, file delimitation while downloading, extra spaces, and non-printing characters are shown.

Key words



dirty data


This chapter presents several common dirty data scenarios and suggested approaches to clean-up. As with all computer skills there are multiple ways to clean up some more sophisticated than others. These might work for your data.

Common dirty data scenarios

Losing leading zeros when importing Microsoft Excel

Problem: Import into Microsoft Excel and leading ...

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