I really really need help finding a solution to this problem. We have users that download files from the iSeries using Client Access Express into excel. The problem is that when the report comes up in excel the negative numbers have the minus sign to the right of the number instead of the left. Does anyone know of a fix to this problem? Our OS is V5R2. Client access is SI23978 and the pc operating system is Windows XP. Please help, I'll be so very grateful.