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Formatting Dates Again!

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I have market data that I input into an array then copy to a worksheet.  For format of the text files is as follows:
10032005,3910,3910,3910,3910,10,3,2
1022007,3910,3910,3910,3910,10,3,2
The first column is the date in the format  mm/dd/yyyy,  But the month may be 1 or 2 chars i.e "1" not "01".

When I format my cell in excel to be a date in the form mm/dd/yyyy the input text 10032005 does not give me 10/03/2005 but 10/04/2020.  I need to use VBA to get the correct result.  But can anyone explain this?  
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This formula can read both formats, where A1 is replaced with the cell you have the date in.

=DATE(RIGHT(A1,4),IF(LEN(A1)=8,RIGHT(LEFT(A1,LEN(A1)-4),2),RIGHT(LEFT(A1,LEN(A1)-4),1)),LEFT(A1,2))
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