Change Date Format in Excel

cjg1901

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Hi all

Hoping someone can help me with this:

I have a column with DOB entries like this Aug 27 1982 - I need it displayed as 27/08/1982.

Aug 27 1982 is not a "date format" in Excel so when I try to display it as "Short Date" it does not work, please help?

Thanks
Caroline :)
 

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Using Function Arguments with nested formulas
If writing INDEX in Func. Arguments, type MATCH(. Use the mouse to click inside MATCH in the formula bar. Dialog switches to MATCH.
Select your column of DOB then use Ctrl + 1 to go into Format Cells, then at the bottom left select Custom, then on the type line use dd/mm/yyyy

D = Day
M = Month
Y = Year
 
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Hi. Try this. Select the dates, Data > Text to Columns, tick Delimited, click Next twice, tick Date and select MDY then click Finish.
 
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Hi. Try this. Select the dates, Data > Text to Columns, tick Delimited, click Next twice, tick Date and select MDY then click Finish.

TrevorG - I tried your way it didn't work :(

VoG - thank you so much, it worked!!! :):)
 
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