# How to Add Digits to a Number in Excel (8 Easy Methods)

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Sometimes you may need to add digits to a number in Excel. In this article, I will explain how to add digits to a number in Excel.

## How to Add Digits to a Number in Excel: 8 Easy Methods

Here, I will describe 8 methods to add digits to a number in Excel. Also, I will show how to add digits to a number not only at starting and ending but also at the middle in Excel. For your better understanding, I will use a sample dataset. Which contains 2 columns. Those are Customer Name and Customer ID. The dataset is given below. ### 1. Use of Ampersand(&) Operator to Add Digits a Number in Excel

You can use the Ampersand (&) operator to add digits in a Number both at the starting and ending in Excel. Now, I’ll show you how to use the Ampersand (&) operator.

#### 1.1. Adding Digits in Front of a Number in Excel

When you need to add digits in front of a number in Excel, you can follow the given steps.

Steps:

• Firstly, you have to select a cell, where you want to keep the changes. I have selected the D5 cell.
• Secondly, use the corresponding formula in the D5 cell.
`="10"&C5` Formula Breakdown

• In the formula, I have taken 10 to add these digits in front of the number. That’s why I have to write it in an Inverted Comma like “10”.
• Ampersand (&) operator will join 10 to the number.

• Subsequently, you must press ENTER to get the result. • After that, you have to drag the Fill Handle icon to AutoFill the corresponding data in the rest of the cells D6:D10. Finally, you will see the number with added digits at starting. #### 1.2. Adding Digits at End to a Number in Excel

When you need to add digits at the end of a number in Excel, you can follow the given steps.

Steps:

• Firstly, you have to select a cell, where you want to keep the changes. I have selected the D5 cell.
• Secondly, use the corresponding formula in the D5 cell.
`=C5&"10"` Formula Breakdown

• In the formula, I have taken 10 to add these digits at the end of the number. That’s why I have to write it in an Inverted Comma like “10”.
• Ampersand (&) operator will join 10 to the number at the end.

• Now, you have to press ENTER to get the result. • After that, you can double-click to the Fill Handle icon to AutoFill the corresponding data in the rest of the cells D6:D10. Finally, you will see the number with added digits at the ending. ### 2. Using CONCATENATE Function

There is a built-in function in Excel to add digits or text to any text or number. Which is the CONCATENATE function. So, you can use the CONCATENATE function to add digits in a number both at the starting and ending in Excel. The steps are given below.

Steps:

Here, I will add the digits at the end of a number.

• Firstly, you have to select a cell, where you want to keep the changes. I have selected the D5 cell.
• Secondly, use the corresponding formula in the D5 cell.
`=CONCATENATE(C5,"10")`
• Finally, you have to press ENTER to get the result. Formula Breakdown

• Here, the CONCATENATE function will join several texts to one text.
• The Inverted Comma (“10”) denotes that 10 is a string.
• So, CONCATENATE will join 161201 and 10.
• Output: 16120110

• After that, you can double-click on the Fill Handle icon to AutoFill the corresponding data in the rest of the cells D6:D10.

Finally, you will see the number with added digits at the ending. Similarly, you can add digits in front of a number in Excel by using the CONCATENATE function.

• Firstly, you have to select a cell, where you want to keep the changes. I have selected the D15 cell.
• Secondly, use the corresponding formula in the D15 cell.
`=CONCATENATE("10",C15)`
• Finally, you have to press ENTER to get the result. Formula Breakdown

• Here, the CONCATENATE function will join several text to one text.
• The Inverted Comma (“10”) denotes that 10 is a string.
• So, CONCATENATE will join 10 and 161201.
• Output: 10161201

• At this time, you have to drag the  Fill Handle icon to AutoFill the corresponding data in the rest of the cells D16:D20.

Finally, you will see the add number in front of the number. ### 3. Applying NUMBERVALUE Function and Ampersand(&) Operator

Also, you can use the NUMBERVALUE function and Ampersand(&) Operator to add digits in a Number both at the starting and ending in Excel. The steps are given below.

Steps:

Here, I will add the digits at the end of a number.

• Firstly, you have to select a cell, where you want to keep the changes. I have selected the D5 cell.
• Secondly, use the corresponding formula in the D5 cell.

`=NUMBERVALUE(C5&"10")`

• Finally, you have to press ENTER to get the result. Formula Breakdown

• Here, the NUMBERVALUE function will convert any text to a number format.
• So, C5 will be the text.
• The Inverted Comma (“10”) denotes that 10 is a string.
• Then, Ampersand (&) will join 161201 and 10.
• Finally, NUMBERVALUE will convert those strings to the number.
• Output: 16120110

• After that, you can double click to the Fill Handle icon to AutoFill the corresponding data in the rest of the cells D6:D10.

Finally, you will see the number with added digits at the ending. Similarly, you can add digits in front of a number in Excel by using the NUMBERVALUE function.

• Firstly, you have to select a cell, where you want to keep the changes. I have selected the D15 cell.
• Secondly, use the corresponding formula in the D15 cell.
`=NUMBERVALUE("10"&C5)`
• Finally, you have to press ENTER to get the result. Formula Breakdown

• Here, the NUMBERVALUE function will convert any text to a number format.
• The Inverted Comma (“10”) denotes that 10 is a string.
• Then, Ampersand (&) will join 161201 and 10.
• Finally, NUMBERVALUE will convert those strings to the number.
• Output: 10161201

• At this time, you have to drag the  Fill Handle icon to AutoFill the corresponding data in the rest of the cells D16:D20.

Finally, you will see the added digits in front of the number. Read More: How to Add 2 Digits to a Number in Excel

### 4. Employing Format Cells Command to Add Digits to a Number in Excel

You can employ the Format Cells command to add digits not only in front of a number but also at the ending of a number in Excel. The steps are given below.

Steps:

Here, I will add the digits at the end of a number.

• Firstly, you have to select the data range. Here, I have selected the range C5:C10.
• Secondly, from the Home tab >> you need to go to the Cells feature.
• Thirdly, from the Format command >> you have to choose the Format Cells command. At this time, a dialog box named Format Cells will appear.

• Now, from that dialog box, you have to make sure that you are on Number command.
• Then, you need to go to the Custom option.
• After that, you have to Type your required digits with a Hashtag (#) at the beginning of the digits. Here, I have typed #15. Also, you can show the written sample instantly in the Sample box.
• Finally, you must press OK to get the result. Lastly, you can see the added digits at the end of the number. Now, I will add the digits in the front of a number.

• Firstly, you have to select the data range. Here, I have selected the range C15:C20.
• Secondly, you need to Right-Click on the data to open the Context Menu Bar.
• Finally, from the Context Menu Bar, you need to choose the Format Cells option. At this time, a dialog box named Format Cells will appear.

• Now, from that dialog box, you have to make sure that you are on the Number command.
• Then, you need to go to the Custom option.
• After that, you have to Type your required digits with a Hashtag (#) at the end of the digits. Here, I have typed 1000000#. In addition, if you want to add a zero (0) then you must type 6 zero. That means 5 zero is constant to include 1 zero.  Also, you can show the written sample instantly in the Sample box.
• Finally, you must press OK to get the result. Finally, you will see the added digits at the beginning of the number. ### 5. Use of Format Cells Feature to Add Digits in Middle of a Number

You can use the Format Cells Command also to add digits at the middle of a number in Excel. The steps are given below.

Steps:

• Firstly, you have to select the data range. Here, I have selected C5:C10. • Now, you need to press CTRL+1 keys to open the Format Cells dialog box directly. In the previous method you can use these keys for shortcuts.

At this time, a dialog box named Format Cells will appear.

• Now, from that dialog box, you have to make sure that you are on the Number command.
• Then, you need to go to the Custom option.
• After that, you have to Type your required digits with a Hashtag (#) at the beginning of the digits. Also, you need to include the zeros. Basically, zero denotes the position of the written digits from the end of the number. Here, I have typed #55000. Which means 55 will be in the 4th position from the rightmost part. Also, you can show the written sample instantly in the Sample box.
• Finally, you must press OK to get the result. Finally, you will see the added digits at the middle of the number. ### 6. Use of LEFT Function and Ampersand(&) Operator

You can use the LEFT function and Ampersand(&) Operator to add digits in a Number both at the starting and ending in Excel. The steps are given below.

Steps:

Here, I will add the digits at the end of a number.

• Firstly, you have to select a cell, where you want to keep the changes. I have selected the D5 cell.
• Secondly, use the corresponding formula in the D5 cell.
`=LEFT(C5,6)&"10"`
• Finally, you have to press ENTER to get the result. Formula Breakdown

•  LEFT(C5,6)—->Here, the LEFT function will count the leftmost 6 characters from cell C5.
• Output: 161201
• “10”—-> Inverted Comma will represent 10 as a string.
• & —-> Ampersand (&) will join 161201 and 10.
• Output: 16120110

• After that, you can double-click on the Fill Handle icon to AutoFill the corresponding data in the rest of the cells D6:D10.

Finally, you will see the number with added digits at the ending. Similarly, you can add digits in front of a number in Excel by using the LEFT function.

• Firstly, you have to select a cell, where you want to keep the changes. I have selected the D15 cell.
• Secondly, use the corresponding formula in the D15 cell.
`="10"&LEFT(C15,6)`
• Finally, you have to press ENTER to get the result. Formula Breakdown

•  “10”—-> Inverted Comma will represent 10 as a string.
• LEFT(C15,6)—->Here, the LEFT function will count the leftmost 6 characters from the cell C15.
• Output: 161201
• & —-> Ampersand (&) will join 10 and 161201.
• Output: 10161201

• At this time, you have to drag the  Fill Handle icon to AutoFill the corresponding data in the rest of the cells D16:D20.

Finally, you will see the added digits in front of the number. ### 7. Employing MID Function and Ampersand(&) Operator

Here, you can use the MID function and Ampersand (&) operator to add digits in a Number both at the starting and ending in Excel. The steps are given below.

Steps:

Here, I will add the digits at the end of a number.

• Firstly, you have to select a cell, where you want to keep the changes. I have selected the D5 cell.
• Secondly, use the corresponding formula in the D5 cell.
`=MID(C5,1,6)&"10"`
• Finally, you have to press ENTER to get the result. Formula Breakdown

• MID(C5,1,6)—-> The MID function will extract 6 characters starting from the 1st character in cell C5.
• Output: 1612010
• “10”—-> Inverted Comma will represent 10 as a string.
• & —-> Ampersand (&) will join 161201 and 10.
• Output: 16120110

• After that, you can double-click on the Fill Handle icon to AutoFill the corresponding data in the rest of the cells D6:D10.

Finally, you will see the number with added digits at the ending. Similarly, you can add digits in front of a number in Excel by using the MID function.

• Firstly, you have to select a cell, where you want to keep the changes. I have selected the D15 cell.
• Secondly, use the corresponding formula in the D15 cell.
`="10"&MID(C15,1,6)`
• Finally, you have to press ENTER to get the result. Formula Breakdown

• “10”—-> Inverted Comma will represent 10 as a string.
• MID(C15,1,6)—-> The MID function will extract 6 characters starting from the 1st character in the cell C15.
• Output: 1612010
• & —-> Ampersand (&) will join 10 and 161201.
• Output: 10161201

• At this time, you have to drag the  Fill Handle icon to AutoFill the corresponding data in the rest of the cells D16:D20.

Finally, you will see the added digits in front of the number. ### 8. Applying LEFT and MID Functions with Ampersand(&) Operator

Interestingly, you can use the combination of functions with an operator to add digits in the middle of a number. Now, let’s see the use of the LEFT and MID functions with the Ampersand (&) operator to add digits at the middle of a number in Excel. The steps are given below.

Steps:

• Firstly, you have to select a cell, where you want to keep the changes. I have selected the D5 cell.
• Secondly, use the corresponding formula in the D5 cell.
`=LEFT(C5,3)&"55"&MID(C5,4,3)`
• Finally, you have to press ENTER to get the result. Formula Breakdown

•  LEFT(C5,3)—->Here, the LEFT function will count the leftmost 3 characters from cell C5.
• Output: 161
• “55”—-> Inverted Comma will represent 55 as a string.
• MID(C5,4,3)—-> The MID function will extract 3 characters starting from the 4th character in the cell C5.
• Output: 201
• & —-> Ampersand (&) will join 161, 55, and 201.
• Output: 16155201

• After that, you can double click to the Fill Handle icon to AutoFill the corresponding data in the rest of the cells D6:D10.

Finally, you will see the added digits at the middle of the number. ## Things to Remember

• Here, with the given methods, you can add any digit numbers (like 2/3/4… digits as your requirement) to a number.
• Furthermore, with the Format Cells command, you can’t add zero (0) at the end of a number.
• In the case of adding digits at the middle of a number, you have to use either the Format Cells command or LEFT, MID functions with the Ampersand operator.

## Practice Section

Now, you can practice the explained method by yourself. ## Conclusion

I hope you found this article helpful. Here, I have explained 8  different ways to add digits to a number in Excel. Please, drop comments, suggestions, or queries if you have any in the comment section below.

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