Dates imported as text?

robertgama

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When I import a report into Excel, often the dates come over and some of them are text while others are recognized dates. I think it because the order of the months and days is not what Excel is expecting. See image:



Does anyone know the best way to fix this in Excel as oppose to on the report export since many are forwarded from other people with the same issue.

Thanks,

Rob.
 

hallingh

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The picture isn't showing up for me, so I'm not 100% problem what the issue is, but if you haven't already you can try formatting all of the destination cells to be dates.

Hank
 

VoG

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Try selecting the dates, Data > Text to Columns, click Next twice, tick Date, select MDY then click Finish.
 

robertgama

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Genius! That was a great, very slick solution I must say!

Thanks a bunch for the quick response!


Try selecting the dates, Data > Text to Columns, click Next twice, tick Date, select MDY then click Finish.
 

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