Converting Year/Month to correct date

Unicode

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Would you know what would be the correct formula for converting year/month to correct date. Example: All rows display 2019/01, 2019/02, 2019/03... etc.

What I really need is to have the date listed as, "01/2019".

I tried to use "Text to Columns" and Format cells, DATE. I remain with date errors #VALUE ! on Column rows.
 

Fluff

MrExcel MVP, Moderator
If you put =LEN(B3) into a cell where B3 conatins 2019/01 what does it say?
 

Joe4

MrExcel MVP, Junior Admin
I just tried again, Text to Columns, and I get:
Jan-19
2/1
3/1
4/1
5/1
6/1
7/1
8/1
9/1
10/1
11/1
12/1
That implies that it successfully converting them to dates.
Now, just apply a Custom Format of "mm/yyyy", and you should be all set.
 

Rick Rothstein

MrExcel MVP
Would you know what would be the correct formula for converting year/month to correct date. Example: All rows display 2019/01, 2019/02, 2019/03... etc.
Noting that you are looking for a formula solution...

Those are Text strings, not dates. If you wanted the correct display (still Text, not real dates), you could use this formula...

=MID(A1&A1,8,7)

If you wanted real dates (you would have to custom format the cells to make them look the way you want), you could use this formula (note the dates would be the 1st of the month)...

=0+SUBSTITUTE(A1&"-01","/","-")
 

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