In the United States, a Social Security number (SSN) is a nine-digit number issued to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and temporary (working) residents. The number is issued to an individual by the Social Security Administration, an independent agency of the United States government. Although its primary purpose is to track individuals for Social Security purposes, the Social Security number has become a de facto national identification number for taxation and other purposes.
If you receives employee lists where the Social Security numbers (SSN) are not in the same format i.e. some are text, numeric, and general or may have dashes. In order to remove dashes, you can simply use Find & Replace command or use shortcut key CTRL + H.
You can format a number as a Social Security number. For example, you can format a 9-digit number, 123456789 as 123-45-6789.
In this article, we will learn how to convert numbers in SSN format using VBA code.
Question: I have a list of social security number & I want to convert all of them into the given format: (000-00-0000), using the VBA code.
In order to convert numbers into SSN format, we need to follow the below steps to launch VB editor:
Sub SSN_Format() Dim r As Range Application.ScreenUpdating = False With Range("A1").CurrentRegion For Each r In .Cells With r .Value = Application.Text(.Value, "000-00-0000") End With Next r End With Application.ScreenUpdating = True End Sub
Conclusion: In this way, we can use excel format feature to display social security numbers in proper formatting.
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