Crystal Reports 11 problem with excel spreadsheet

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Crystal Reports 11
Excel 2000
Excel Compatibility
Excel Database
Excel Formatting
I AM USING AN EXCEL SPREADSHEET AS MY DATABASE. ON THE SPREADSHEET I HAVE A COLUMN THAT HAS NUMERIC AND ALPHA VALUES. WHEN A ADD THIS TO THE CRYSTAL REPORT ONLY THE NUMERIC VALUES DISPLAY AND THE FIELD CANOT BE FORMATTED AS ANYTHING OTHER THEN A NUMBER FIELD. ON THE EXCEL SPREADSHEET THE COLUMN IS FORMATTED AS A TEXT FIELD. HOW DO I GET BOTH NUMERIC AND ALPHA VALUES TO DISPLAY IN THE REPORT?

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CRYSTA, REPORT XI

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