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Combine date and time columns

Posted by Tracey on January 25, 2001 6:41 PM
Here's one that has been driving me nuts! I have several very large files that have the date (01/01/01)
in one column and the time (14:30:25)in another.
I need some way of combining these two values into
one column so that the output will be recognized as
a date/time format (ex. 01/01/01 14:30:00) for
graphing purposes. Using the ampersand seems to code
it as text and I just get out a number (ex. 36892)
that is related to the date, but I cannot get Excel
to format the new cell with the proper date/time
readout. Any suggestions????

Thanx, Tracey

Re: Combine date and time columns

Posted by Celia on January 25, 2001 7:08 PM

Try using + instead of an ampersand, and format as mm/dd/yy hh:mm:ss


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