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    HELP - Date column contains text and dates

    I attached a spreadsheet of the problem column.

    It contains text dates ('01/07/2017') and actual dates (January 7, 2017).

    Goal - make entire column and values within it as dates

    The problem is no matter what I try - the text doesn't convert and/or read as a date.
    - I've tried left/mid/right permutations and the output reads '09/07/2917';
    - DATEVALUE = #VALUE
    - DATE = #VALUE
    - convert entire column to values using "text to columns"

    No luck.

    Help is appreciated.

    Thank you.
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    Re: HELP - Date column contains text and dates

    Can you confirm this - you seem to have a mixture of UK dates (DD/MM/YYY) and US dates (MM/DD/YYYY) - is this correct?
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    Re: HELP - Date column contains text and dates

    The dates are the same format (mm/dd/yyyy)

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    Re: HELP - Date column contains text and dates

    this is a duplicate thread. the parallel thread has had two substantive responses.

    https://www.excelforum.com/excel-gen...n-to-date.html
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    Re: HELP - Date column contains text and dates

    Continue in the other thread, please - duplicates are not allowed.

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