Convert text numbers to date

jlugo

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Hi

My sample text (which is general format when report generates) is this:

20141205 (December 5, 2014)

How can I convert that to a date so that I may drag a formula down to count # of days?
I tried dateif and datevalue and didn't work.
 

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Hi.

Assuming the first part of the string is always of the precise format yymmddd followed by a space:

=0+REPLACE(REPLACE(LEFT(A1,FIND(" ",A1)),5,,"/"),8,,"/")

Edit: seeing VoG's solution it appears I may have misunderstood. I presumed that the part in parentheses was also in the cell entry, though perhaps this was just your attempt at clarification?

Regards
 
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YOU ARE AWESOME!!! Thanks so much.

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