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Reading SAP data that is positive and negative

We are reading data from an excel file derived from SAP which contains customer sales data that is both positive (=sales) and negative (=returns). Our problem is that the minus sign comes AFTER the value, and somehow QV doesn't regognize this - thus giving us a net sales total for the customer that doesn't take returns into account.

I'm confessing to being somewhat new to QV still, so my humble question is - HELP! 🙂

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num#('12-') appears to return the number -12

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Thanks for your suggestion John!

We managed to get around the problem my manually applying a formula in Excel, which moved the sign from the end to the front, but I suspect your solution would be a more automated one.