Add Leading Zeros To Alphanumeric Field 

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Hello All,
I know how to pad out a cell with leading zero's if the data in the cell is numeric, but when it's alphanumeric, i'm hitting a brick wall.
Some examples of item numbers we have in column A are;
B0035
B12X16PLN
B210
I need all entries in column A to be 14 characters long, with zeros being the padding ie;
00000000B0035
0000B12X16PLN
000000000B210
Any ideas?
Thanks Tdio
I know how to pad out a cell with leading zero's if the data in the cell is numeric, but when it's alphanumeric, i'm hitting a brick wall.
Some examples of item numbers we have in column A are;
B0035
B12X16PLN
B210
I need all entries in column A to be 14 characters long, with zeros being the padding ie;
00000000B0035
0000B12X16PLN
000000000B210
Any ideas?
Thanks Tdio
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i.e. number input is 15185, then excel automatically changes it to 015185.
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