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How can I change the serial number to date format?

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    New Member owenchan's Avatar
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    Default How can I change the serial number to date format?

    Dear all,

    I have an expression of a cell like this:

    ="The list shown data before "&$A$1

    and $A$1 contain "01/01/1991"

    However, I got the result "The list shown data before 33239"

    How can I change the serial number to date format?

    thanks

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    Default Re: How can I change the serial number to date format?

    ="The list shows data before "&TEXT($A$1,"d/m/yy")

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    Default Re: How can I change the serial number to date format?

    Thank You very much.

    That is very kind of you. You really help me a lot!

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