Turn into recognizable date format

Jordie

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hi all

I have loads of data next to dates that are in the following format

10Jan2005:06:02:31

I was hoping to turn this into the usual 01/10/2005 format, and for it to be recognized by excel as that date.

An ideas - this is driving me up the wall!

thanks

Jordan
 

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