Is it possible to convert or transform a text string into an associated "unique" numeric code, I have seen many examples of the inverse process, but few regarding this option.
The origin of the text data is company names, so at times it may appear as an alphanumeric string, but the resulting conversion must correspond to a "unique" code.
spaces & nonalphanumeric characaters contained in original company data have already been removed.
Please keep all coding simpe, as I am a novice in functions, subroutines etc.
thanking you in advance