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How to convert Excel column numbers into alphabetical characters
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This article discusses how to use the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) function in Microsoft Excel to convert column numbers into their corresponding alphabetical character designator for the same column.
For example, the column number 30 is converted into the equivalent alphabetical characters "AD".
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The ConvertToLetter function works by using the following algorithm:
Note This function only converts integers that are passed to it into their equivalent alphanumeric text character. It does not change the appearance of the column or the row headings on the physical worksheet.