International Date Format Conversion and Pivot Grouping by Date

aiki100

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Greetings all -
I have a date format and pivot grouping issue, please:

I've been given output in the format d/m/y 00:00. I believe this is standard Euro Area/Australian date format. This column, as given to me, is formatted as General.
I have set my windows regional formatting to use Australia , which is where this data is being generated (thus, their formatting). I have NOT changed my actual time and date- I have only changed regional formatting to Australia.
I checked Options in Excel and see no other settings that I think might affect this outcome.

What I have tried:
I tried converting the column as is, format to DATE.
I tried using LEFT to strip out the time, and pasted as values into a clean column (also formatted as DATE).

What happens:
When I attempt to pivot table this data in order to group by years (and other date) I get the following output:
Here is what I start with:
06/01/2014 09:09 (Jan 6, 2014, in Aus/euro date format)
08/01/2014 02:31
09/01/2014 13:39
10/01/2014 01:53

Here is what the pivot does:
01/02/2019 17:02
01/03/2017 02:07
01/03/2018 06:45
01/03/2019 15:05

Can anyone guide me as to what I am doing wrong here, please?
The goal, as I hope is evident, is simply to have the data as I have been given it (in euro format), rendered grouped by date via pivot table and retain its original format.

Any and all thoughts very much appreciated, thank you!
 

aiki100

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Outstanding! Thank you @pjmorris for pointing that out - I will indeed follow up. Thanks again for your insight - it would appear I have some (more) learning, bc there is ALWAYS something new to learn!
 

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pjmorris

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thanks for the feedback and pleased to help. Enjoy the learning (as we all do!).
 

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