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The only post I can find on this matter is one that coverts the double to a decimal before converting it into a string. However the numbers I'm using are far larger than what a decimal can store.
Example: 1/(16^10)

So how can I convert the solution to the problem above. Which equals 0.00000000000090949470177292824, to a string value that is exactly as it's shown?
Cause when I convert this to a decimal I still end up with a string in scientific notation..


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I am working on a project that involes reading an Excel file, picking through it, then creating a flat CSV file.  One of the the data elements I am picking up is a 9 character string that may be numeric, or contain one or more alpha chatacters.  Excel has a nasty habit of converting long numerics to scientific notaion.  I can overcome this by converting the "general" string to "TEXT".

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When opened with Excel, it is in scientific notation.  Changing the field to "text" from "scientific" still displays "9.03E+112".

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You can test this by creating an Excel workbook, format all cells as TEXT and add the following data:



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