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Dan asks I keep having a problem converting numbers into dates...I have the date 19960105 for example, but excel doesn't recognize it as a date without me having to put two slashes into it (i.e. 1996/01/05)...Is there any formula that I can use that will prevent me from having to put in all those slashes?

One option is to use an event handler, somewhat like the military time tip at Another method would be a formula. The Date() function allows you to specify a date by giving the Year, Month, Day. The following formula with parse your value and convert it to a date:


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