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Date Formatting/adding slashes
Hello,
I have a spreadsheet with data from a datebase that list dates with no slashes. How can I add slashes? Current format 7132007 Desired format 7/13/2007 Thanks 
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Answer: Date Formatting/adding slashes
Hi there!
Adding slashes to dates in Excel is a quick and easy process. Here's how you can do it:
That's it! Your dates should now be formatted with slashes in the desired format. If you want to apply this format to a single cell, you can simply type the date in the desired format (e.g. 7/13/2007) and Excel will recognize it as a date and format it accordingly.
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Date Formatting/adding slashes
Hi,
With your date in A1 try this =DATE(VALUE(RIGHT(A1,4)), VALUE(LEFT(A1,1)), VALUE(MID(A1,2,2))) If you want to change from a formula back into a date then copy it paste special select values OK Mike "teresa" wrote: Hello, I have a spreadsheet with data from a datebase that list dates with no slashes. How can I add slashes? Current format 7132007 Desired format 7/13/2007 Thanks 
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You can't just "add the slashes".
You must first get Excel to recognize as a date. Assume 7132007 is in A2 enter in B2 =DATE(VALUE(RIGHT(A2,4)), VALUE(LEFT(A2,1)), VALUE(MID(A2,2,2))) Returns July 13, 2007. Format to m/dd/yyyy Gord Dibben MS Excel MVP On Fri, 11 Apr 2008 11:42:00 0700, teresa wrote: Hello, I have a spreadsheet with data from a datebase that list dates with no slashes. How can I add slashes? Current format 7132007 Desired format 7/13/2007 Thanks 
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Hi Teresa,
You can simplify the suggested approaches =DATE(VALUE(RIGHT(A2,4)), VALUE(LEFT(A2,1)), VALUE(MID(A2,2,2))) to the following: =DATE(RIGHT(A1,4), LEFT(A1),MID(A1,2,2)) However, keep in mind that all these approaches have a problem  what does this represent: 1112009 is this 11/1/2009 or 1/11/2009? To make these approaches better is is preferable that the original dates are entered 02012007 which would be 2/1/2007. If the dates are entered this way you should modify the above formula to read: =DATE(RIGHT(A1,4), LEFT(A1,2),MID(A1,2,2)) Cheers, Shane Devenshire Microsoft Excel MVP "teresa" wrote in message ... Hello, I have a spreadsheet with data from a datebase that list dates with no slashes. How can I add slashes? Current format 7132007 Desired format 7/13/2007 Thanks 
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Date Formatting/adding slashes
how would I do this with VBA. I've tried the following:
dDate = Application.WorksheetFunction.Date(Mid(strDateTime , 1, 2), Mid(strDateTime, 5, 2), Mid(strDateTime, 3, 2)) where stDateTime is 12 digit string in the format 0812011324112 (yymmddhhmmss) I get an unsupported method error "Shane Devenshire" wrote: Hi Teresa, You can simplify the suggested approaches =DATE(VALUE(RIGHT(A2,4)), VALUE(LEFT(A2,1)), VALUE(MID(A2,2,2))) to the following: =DATE(RIGHT(A1,4), LEFT(A1),MID(A1,2,2)) However, keep in mind that all these approaches have a problem  what does this represent: 1112009 is this 11/1/2009 or 1/11/2009? To make these approaches better is is preferable that the original dates are entered 02012007 which would be 2/1/2007. If the dates are entered this way you should modify the above formula to read: =DATE(RIGHT(A1,4), LEFT(A1,2),MID(A1,2,2)) Cheers, Shane Devenshire Microsoft Excel MVP "teresa" wrote in message ... Hello, I have a spreadsheet with data from a datebase that list dates with no slashes. How can I add slashes? Current format 7132007 Desired format 7/13/2007 Thanks 
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VBA has it's own version of the =date() worksheet function.
Look for DateSerial in VBA's help. dDate = Dateserial(Mid(strDateTime, 1, 2), _ Mid(strDateTime, 5, 2), _ Mid(strDateTime, 3, 2)) Tim Rush wrote: how would I do this with VBA. I've tried the following: dDate = Application.WorksheetFunction.Date(Mid(strDateTime , 1, 2), Mid(strDateTime, 5, 2), Mid(strDateTime, 3, 2)) where stDateTime is 12 digit string in the format 0812011324112 (yymmddhhmmss) I get an unsupported method error "Shane Devenshire" wrote: Hi Teresa, You can simplify the suggested approaches =DATE(VALUE(RIGHT(A2,4)), VALUE(LEFT(A2,1)), VALUE(MID(A2,2,2))) to the following: =DATE(RIGHT(A1,4), LEFT(A1),MID(A1,2,2)) However, keep in mind that all these approaches have a problem  what does this represent: 1112009 is this 11/1/2009 or 1/11/2009? To make these approaches better is is preferable that the original dates are entered 02012007 which would be 2/1/2007. If the dates are entered this way you should modify the above formula to read: =DATE(RIGHT(A1,4), LEFT(A1,2),MID(A1,2,2)) Cheers, Shane Devenshire Microsoft Excel MVP "teresa" wrote in message ... Hello, I have a spreadsheet with data from a datebase that list dates with no slashes. How can I add slashes? Current format 7132007 Desired format 7/13/2007 Thanks  Dave Peterson 
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Perfeect! Thankyou.
"Dave Peterson" wrote: VBA has it's own version of the =date() worksheet function. Look for DateSerial in VBA's help. dDate = Dateserial(Mid(strDateTime, 1, 2), _ Mid(strDateTime, 5, 2), _ Mid(strDateTime, 3, 2)) Tim Rush wrote: how would I do this with VBA. I've tried the following: dDate = Application.WorksheetFunction.Date(Mid(strDateTime , 1, 2), Mid(strDateTime, 5, 2), Mid(strDateTime, 3, 2)) where stDateTime is 12 digit string in the format 0812011324112 (yymmddhhmmss) I get an unsupported method error "Shane Devenshire" wrote: Hi Teresa, You can simplify the suggested approaches =DATE(VALUE(RIGHT(A2,4)), VALUE(LEFT(A2,1)), VALUE(MID(A2,2,2))) to the following: =DATE(RIGHT(A1,4), LEFT(A1),MID(A1,2,2)) However, keep in mind that all these approaches have a problem  what does this represent: 1112009 is this 11/1/2009 or 1/11/2009? To make these approaches better is is preferable that the original dates are entered 02012007 which would be 2/1/2007. If the dates are entered this way you should modify the above formula to read: =DATE(RIGHT(A1,4), LEFT(A1,2),MID(A1,2,2)) Cheers, Shane Devenshire Microsoft Excel MVP "teresa" wrote in message ... Hello, I have a spreadsheet with data from a datebase that list dates with no slashes. How can I add slashes? Current format 7132007 Desired format 7/13/2007 Thanks  Dave Peterson 
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