Need Day from the Date Time format Excel 365

hollyanneu2

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For the love of god, 365 is driving me NUTS!

I have a column with a Date Time format and I added a column next to it to give me the day but nothing is working...

Here's what I done:
  • =Text(E2,"dddd") >>> data validation error because of the "hidden time"
  • the Custom does not have "dddd" listed
  • =MONTH(E2) & "/" & DAY(E2) & "/" & YEAR(E2) to get rid of the time part, then copied and pasted the date as value in another column to get rid of the "hidden" time value and then tried =Text(E2,"dddd")
  • I tried using the *Wednesday, March 14, 2012 format and then tried to separate the day from the date/time using the Text to Column and oddly I only see the Date/Time format in the Preview of selected data box....
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I need the day in a separate column from the original Date/Time format. Any solution to that???
 

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Fluff

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Why are you using data validation, rather than a formula?
 

Dave Patton

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  1. 365
  2. 2010
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What exactly to you require?
Possibly something in the following will help.
You can use custom formatting or a formula.

Date and Time 2021.xlsm
ABCD
1
2Fri 19-Feb-21 15:2319FriFriday
3
5c
Cell Formulas
RangeFormula
B2B2=DAY(A2)
C2C2=TEXT(A2,"ddd")
D2D2=TEXT(A2,"dddd")
 

hollyanneu2

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Messages
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Why are you using data validation, rather than a formula?
I wasn't. It kept firing that error for some odd reason. I tried clearing it... No avail.
 

hollyanneu2

New Member
Joined
Feb 12, 2013
Messages
18
What exactly to you require?
Possibly something in the following will help.
You can use custom formatting or a formula.

Date and Time 2021.xlsm
ABCD
1
2Fri 19-Feb-21 15:2319FriFriday
3
5c
Cell Formulas
RangeFormula
B2B2=DAY(A2)
C2C2=TEXT(A2,"ddd")
D2D2=TEXT(A2,"dddd")

What exactly to you require?
Possibly something in the following will help.
You can use custom formatting or a formula.

Date and Time 2021.xlsm
ABCD
1
2Fri 19-Feb-21 15:2319FriFriday
3
5c
Cell Formulas
RangeFormula
B2B2=DAY(A2)
C2C2=TEXT(A2,"ddd")
D2D2=TEXT(A2,"dddd")
I used the =text(cell, "dddd")... It fired the data validation error saying cannot use formula on date time format... It's really weird. I was trying to get the days like Monday, Tuesday, etc on a separate column.
 

hollyanneu2

New Member
Joined
Feb 12, 2013
Messages
18
What exactly to you require?
Possibly something in the following will help.
You can use custom formatting or a formula.

Date and Time 2021.xlsm
ABCD
1
2Fri 19-Feb-21 15:2319FriFriday
3
5c
Cell Formulas
RangeFormula
B2B2=DAY(A2)
C2C2=TEXT(A2,"ddd")
D2D2=TEXT(A2,"dddd")

What exactly to you require?
Possibly something in the following will help.
You can use custom formatting or a formula.

Date and Time 2021.xlsm
ABCD
1
2Fri 19-Feb-21 15:2319FriFriday
3
5c
Cell Formulas
RangeFormula
B2B2=DAY(A2)
C2C2=TEXT(A2,"ddd")
D2D2=TEXT(A2,"dddd")
I used the =text(cell, "dddd")... It fired the data validation error saying cannot use formula on date time format... It's really weird. I was trying to get the days like Monday, Tuesday, etc on a separate column.
Then just type in dddd in the box where it says "Type" and click OK.
This one did it! Thank you!!!!
 

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