# How to Display Long Numbers in Excel (4 Easy Methods)

### Method 1 â€“ Formating a Cell as Text to Display Long Numbers in Excel

STEPS:

• Select the cells where you want to enter the long numbers. (Here, we have selected the range B6:D8.)

• Press Ctrl + 1 to open the Format CellsÂ box.
• Go to the Number tab and select Text.
• Click OK to proceed.

• Select cell B6 and type a 12-digitÂ number.
• Press Enter.
• You will see the 12-digit number and a warning sign. Donâ€™t worry, it appears because a number is stored as text.

• To remove the error, click on the warning sign. A drop-down menu will appear.
• Select Ignore Error.

You will now be able to display long numbers in Excel.

You can follow the same steps to display 14/17-digit long numbers.

The full dataset will look like the picture below.

Read More: How to Enter 16 Digit Number in Excel

### Method 2 â€“Â  Using a Single QuotationÂ

STEPS:

• If you want to display 434556545415, select Cell B6 and enter the following:
`'434556545415`

• Press Enter to see results like the picture below.

• Click on the warning symbol and select Ignore Error from the drop-down menu.

• You can repeat the same steps to enter a 17-digit number like Cell D6.

You can display all the long numbers like the picture below.

Read More: How to Enter 20 Digit Number in Excel

### Method 3 â€“ Using the Excel TEXT FunctionÂ

STEPS:

• Select Cell D6 and enter the following formula:
`=TEXT(B6*C6,"0")`

Inside the TEXT function, the first argument denotes the value, which is the product of Cell B6 & C6. The second argument denotes the number format. It means we are storing numbers as texts.

• Press Enter and drag the Fill Handle down to copy the formula.

### Method 4 â€“ Using a Number FormatÂ

STEPS:

• Select the range B6:D8.

• Press Ctrl + 1 to open the Format CellsÂ box.
• Go to the Number tab and select Custom in the Format CellsÂ box.
• Type # in the TypeÂ field.
• Click OK to proceed.

• Excel will display the long numbers.

## How to Display 16/20 Digit Numbers in Excel

STEPS:

• Select Cell C5 and enter the 16-digit number below with a single quotation:
`'2222333344445555`

• Press Enter to see the result.

• Repeat the same steps to type 20 and 22-digit long numbers.

• Select the range C5:C7 and click on the warningÂ sign.
• A drop-down menu will appear.
• Select Ignore Error from there.

• You will be able to display 16/20-digit numbers in Excel.

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Mursalin Ibne Salehin holds a BSc in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology. Over the past 2 years, he has actively contributed to the ExcelDemy project, where he authored over 150 articles. He has also led a team with content development works. Currently, he is working as a Reviewer in the ExcelDemy Project. He likes using and learning about Microsoft Office, especially Excel. He is interested in data analysis with Excel, machine learning,... Read Full Bio

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