Convert text to date

Benton

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Mar 1, 2007
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I'm trying to convert my date which is in this format: 20070423 but when i use the format function on Excel i get: ##########.I want my date to be like this:2007/04/23
 

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Norie

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Joined
Apr 28, 2004
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Office Version
  1. 365
Platform
  1. Windows
Select the column with the dates, goto Data>Text to Columns... and select YMD on the 3rd step for Column data format.

You should now have a 'real' date value that you can format however you want.
 

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