Convert american format text to date Uk format

patrickmcclean

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Hi
I wonder if some one can help

I am extracting dates from another system to excel. The dates export to excel in a text format.

I want to convert the text format to a date format that can be sorted.
When exported it does not have the little green triangle in the top left corner of the cell.

So I can use the following approach

Cell A1: contains the date in text format
Cell A2: I can add =DATEVALUE(A1)
Cell A3: =A2 (with desired date format)

The problem I have is that the dates that are extracted to excel are in an American format and text. 11/29/2014
Any thoughts on how to convert to the uk date format and convert from text to date format such that they could be sorted e.g. 29 Nov 2014
 

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slinky

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Dec 19, 2008
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You can do it this way in a formula.

Code:
RIGHT([American Date Value],2)&"/"&MID([American Date Value],6,2)&"/"&LEFT([American Date Value],4)
 

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