DATE?????

navyaa

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I have a spreadsheet where I am trying to convert the a value which is in a general(2231988) format into a date format(02/23/1988).

Any ideas as to how I should do it??
Thank you,
Navya.
 

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Aladin Akyurek

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On 2002-10-23 18:24, navyaa wrote:
I have a spreadsheet where I am trying to convert the a value which is in a general(2231988) format into a date format(02/23/1988).

Any ideas as to how I should do it??
Thank you,
Navya.

=DATE(RIGHT(A1,4)+0,LEFT(RIGHT("0"&A1,8),2)+0,MID(RIGHT("0"&A1,8),3,2)+0)
 

IML

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You could also try
=TEXT(A1,"00-00-0000")+0
and format as a date
as long as you alway have a two digit day
Ie
1012002 is jan 1, not Oct 1.
 

navyaa

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Thank you very much Aladin and IML for your help.

I tried what aladin suggested and it worked perfectly...

Navya.
 
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