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    I am importing data into excel from a Computer maintenance management system. The problem is the data that is imported is in a format excel doesn't recongnize. This is the result of a "year 2000 bug fix". The dates are in this format:

    991023 : which is Oct. 23, 1999
    1001023: which is Oct. 23, 2000
    1011023: which is Oct. 23, 2001
    1020403: which is Apr. 3, 2002
    How can I make excel put this into a standard format such as 10/23/99, or Oct/23/01. Please help.

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    On 2002-04-02 21:42, Lenny wrote:
    I am importing data into excel from a Computer maintenance management system. The problem is the data that is imported is in a format excel doesn't recongnize. This is the result of a "year 2000 bug fix". The dates are in this format:

    991023 : which is Oct. 23, 1999
    1001023: which is Oct. 23, 2000
    1011023: which is Oct. 23, 2001
    1020403: which is Apr. 3, 2002
    How can I make excel put this into a standard format such as 10/23/99, or Oct/23/01. Please help.
    Hi,

    Data in column A
    Cell A1 being tested here.

    =DATE(LEFT(A1,LEN(A1)-4)+1900,MID(A1,LEN(A1)-3,2),RIGHT(A1,2))

    and copy down the your list.

    This should work for you.

    Regards,
    Jay


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    Hi Lenny


    How about

    =DATEVALUE(MID(A2,3,2)&"/"&RIGHT(A2,2)&"/"&LEFT(A2,2))

    And format the cell as the date format needed.



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    Works great Jay. Thank you very much.

    Regards, Lenny

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