How to convert text into time format?

adelkam

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Joined
Feb 14, 2012
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I have excel data file that contains time inserted as text in inconsistent format.

I need a formula that format the any of these time into text in the form: 00:00 AM/PM

sample of the data that I see:

12am "two digits no space between number and am"
7 pm "1 digit with space between number and pm"
8:00pm "no space"

etc.

I need a formula that reads and exracts this type of data and clean it up as "00:00 AM/PM"

Thanks
 

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pgc01

MrExcel MVP
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Apr 25, 2006
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19,884
Hi

Try:

=0+SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(A1,"a"," a"),"p"," p")

and format the cell as time.
 

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