Fetch date from 'text' date

Chartist

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I have data in CSV format which contains dates (pasted below).

The dates of only some cells is recognized by Excel as date correctly (when I change Number type to Date).

How do I get the list of dates without having to manually type each out? Thanks.

1/1/2010 23:58:00
1/4/2010 23:58:00
1/5/2010 23:58:00
1/6/2010 23:58:00
1/7/2010 23:58:00
1/8/2010 23:58:00
1/11/2010 23:58:00
1/12/2010 23:58:00
1/13/2010 23:58:00
1/14/2010 23:58:00
1/15/2010 23:58:00
1/18/2010 23:58:00
1/19/2010 23:58:00
1/20/2010 23:58:00
1/21/2010 23:58:00
1/22/2010 23:58:00
1/25/2010 23:58:00
1/26/2010 23:58:00
1/27/2010 23:58:00
1/28/2010 23:58:00
1/29/2010 23:58:00
2/1/2010 23:58:00
2/2/2010 23:58:00
2/3/2010 23:58:00
2/4/2010 23:58:00
2/5/2010 23:58:00
2/8/2010 23:58:00
2/9/2010 23:58:00
2/10/2010 23:58:00
2/11/2010 23:58:00
2/12/2010 23:58:00
2/15/2010 23:58:00
2/16/2010 23:58:00
2/17/2010 23:58:00
2/18/2010 23:58:00
2/19/2010 23:58:00
2/22/2010 23:58:00
2/23/2010 23:58:00
2/24/2010 23:58:00
2/25/2010 23:58:00
2/26/2010 23:58:00
3/1/2010 23:58:00
3/2/2010 23:58:00
3/3/2010 23:58:00
3/4/2010 23:58:00
3/5/2010 23:58:00
3/8/2010 23:58:00
3/9/2010 23:58:00
3/10/2010 23:58:00
3/11/2010 23:58:00
3/12/2010 23:58:00
3/15/2010 23:58:00
3/16/2010 23:58:00
3/17/2010 23:58:00
3/18/2010 23:58:00
3/19/2010 23:58:00
3/22/2010 23:58:00
3/23/2010 23:58:00
3/24/2010 23:58:00
3/25/2010 23:58:00
3/26/2010 23:58:00
3/29/2010 23:58:00
3/30/2010 23:58:00
3/31/2010 23:58:00
4/1/2010 23:58:00
4/2/2010 23:58:00
4/5/2010 23:58:00
4/6/2010 23:58:00
4/7/2010 23:58:00
4/8/2010 23:58:00
4/9/2010 23:58:00
4/12/2010 23:58:00
4/13/2010 23:58:00
4/14/2010 23:58:00
4/15/2010 23:58:00
4/16/2010 23:58:00
 

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Momentman

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All the Dates in your sample were recognized as Dates when I copied over to Excel. Are there some rogue dates that you want us to handle that may not be in the sample above
 
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Chartist

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ur right, it was a regional issue on the machine i was using at the time, thanks. wish i could delete the post!
All the Dates in your sample were recognized as Dates when I copied over to Excel. Are there some rogue dates that you want us to handle that may not be in the sample above
 

Momentman

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ur right, it was a regional issue on the machine i was using at the time, thanks. wish i could delete the post!
It is good to leave the post, at least for reference sake. Sometime in 2050 :cool: , someone may just stumble on this and solve his problem with the "Regional Settings" tweak
 

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