Highlight duplicates doesn't work when cell value starts with a "0"


I'm using a "COUNTIF" column to give 0 or 1 as values and then set conditional formatting from there to highlight duplicate values.

I have a column listing stock numbers and many of them start with a "0". For some reason, the COUNTIF formula does not work if the stock number starts with a 0. I need some kind of work around. Please help

Here is my formula:

=IF(COUNTIF([Stock#]:[Stock#], [Stock#]@row) > 1, 1, 0)

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  • Andrée Starå
    Andrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭✭
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    Hi @RossG

    I hope you're well and safe!

    You'd have to convert them to a value because the ones starting with 0 are read as text.

    Use the VALUE function to convert all to values.

    Make sense?

    Did that work/help?

    I hope that helps!

    Be safe, and have a fantastic week!


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