Date Puzzle

rajiv_bishnoi

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I have received a worksheet, wherein there are certain dates

If i input the serial number, like 39813, it converts automatically to date 31-12-2008

however, I can not input dates like 31-12-2008 straight away ... it converts to ###########################

I tried doing cell formatting and removing any conditional formatting rules etc. However, it does not work...

any ideas?

I can mail out the sample file , if somebody can help

I believe there is some VBA code but can;t make out what from looking in developer menu... there are no modules attached to this file.
 

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Weaver

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All those hashes are what happens when you format a negative number as a date. Reformat the cells as numbers and check.

I'm guessing excel is interpreting 31-12-2008 as a sum, although I don't know whay it would do that
 

rajiv_bishnoi

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