Is it possible to import data from Excel file so that imported values keeps their original format? I mean if cell formatted in Excel as text import it as String, if cell is integer, than import it as integer. If it is not possible I would like be able at least force to import columns in specific format. For example columns 1,2 I import as integers and 3,4 as strings.
In my case the column with "ids" which is generally the string but could be also a string of digits interpreted by Mathematica as real number in last case. While I want "ids" always as string.