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    I have a list of dates in excel listed as 01/Nov/1986, 01/Feb/1996 etc.

    I wish to sort the dates into order by the parameter of month first then by the day and then by year.

    Is this possible?

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    Yobba,

    Format your dates to mm/dd/yy, then sort

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    On 2002-05-08 08:36, yobba wrote:
    I have a list of dates in excel listed as 01/Nov/1986, 01/Feb/1996 etc.

    I wish to sort the dates into order by the parameter of month first then by the day and then by year.

    Is this possible?
    Are 01/Nov/1986, 01/Feb/1996 formatted date values or text representations of date values (e.g., "01/Nov/1986")?

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    The dates are I believe text representations.

    I've type the date as 01/11/1986 and it appears as 01-Nov-1986.

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    On 2002-05-09 04:24, yobba wrote:
    The dates are I believe text representations.

    I've type the date as 01/11/1986 and it appears as 01-Nov-1986.
    No, then they would be date values...

    If your 1st date value is in cell A2 enter the formula...

    =TEXT(A2,"mmddyyyy")

    ...into B2 and copy down, and then sort on these values.

    [ This Message was edited by: Mark W. on 2002-05-09 09:06 ]

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