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    Date / Time formatting

    Hello,

    I'm exporting data from SAP which annoyingly has the date format as yyyymmddhhmmss and displayed as a number.

    I've tried all different formats listed in Excel and it always returns ##############. I edited a single cell and manually inputted the relevant slashes and colons so that it was displayed yyyy/mm/dd hh:mm:ss which worked but then when I tried dragging it down to format the other cells, they change to ############.

    All I really need is the date, I'm not fussed about the time. Any help will be greatly appreciated. I've attached an example spreadsheet.
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    Re: Date / Time formatting

    Try this in B1 and format -> yyyy/mm/dd hh:mm:ss

    =--TEXT(A1,"0000\/00\/00 00\:00\:00")

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    Re: Date / Time formatting

    Put this formula in B1:

    =DATE(LEFT(A1,4),MID(A1,5,2),MID(A1,7,2))

    then copy down as required.

    Hope this helps.

    Pete

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    Re: Date / Time formatting

    here are two options...
    =LEFT(A1,4)&"/"&MID(A1,5,2)&"/"&MID(A1,7,2)
    or
    =DATEVALUE(LEFT(A1,4)&"/"&MID(A1,5,2)&"/"&MID(A1,7,2)) and format as date.
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    Re: Date / Time formatting

    Thanks for the rep, glomb.

    Pete

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