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    Need to change Date Format to mm/dd/yyyy

    I want to change the date format into mm/dd/yyyy. i have tried to change in format cell and custom change into mm/dd/yyyy but it was not changing so please tell me how to change it? Note: already i changed my pc date setting to mm/dd/yyyy but till in excel it show dd/mm/yyyy only how to change it?
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    Re: Need to change Date Format to mm/dd/yyyy

    Many rows are NOT dates - they are text (e.g. D2, D6, D9 and many more).

    In G2 type this:

    =D2+0

    Drag copy down.

    Now copy and paste the results as values from G2:G22 to D2:D22.

    Now use custom date formatting: mm/dd/yyyy
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    Re: Need to change Date Format to mm/dd/yyyy

    If you click on this drop down and choose more number formats

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    And go to date and change the language to English US it will do this

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    I would ask why you would want to do this though. If you are seeing it as DD/MM/YYYY and send it to someone who needs it as the other format Excel will automatically change it for them.

    For example if I have a cell that says 24/12/2019 on my UK PC and share it with a US colleague, it will show as 12/24/2019 when they open it

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    Re: Need to change Date Format to mm/dd/yyyy

    when i am trying this method it show error on some place. how to rectify it
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    Re: Need to change Date Format to mm/dd/yyyy

    It works on your sample sheet - see my attachment. I cannot troubleshoot a picture.

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    Re: Need to change Date Format to mm/dd/yyyy

    changing of pc system date setting, then after create excel file.


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    Re: Need to change Date Format to mm/dd/yyyy

    Quote Originally Posted by AliGW View Post
    Many rows are NOT dates - they are text . . .
    Almost always the reason changing number format doesn't change what appears in cells which look numeric or date/time.

    An alternative would be selecting the entire range and using Text to Columns in the ribbon's Data tab. Make sure the dialog shows Delimited and choose Tab as the delimiter (odds are there are no tabs in the cells, but you don't want to separate the data into MULTIPLE columns), then click the Finish button. That's usually sufficient to change text dates into numeric dates.

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