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I'm trying to format numbers in an excel column to a date format.

Posted on 2011-02-12
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I have a column of numbers starting in cell A1 and ending in A29163.  The all have 8 numbers in the format 19000103   The first 4 numbers are the year, the next 2 are the month and the last 2 are the day.  I would like the cell to show the date format as 1900-Jan-03     Can anyone please help me automate this with a vba script to do it in one shot? Thanks
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Ingeborg Hawighorst (Microsoft MVP / EE MVE) earned 500 total points
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Hello,

with a formula you could use

=DATE(LEFT(A1,4),MID(A1,5,2),RIGHT(A1,2))

then format the result with custom format yyyy-mmm-dd

cheers, teylyn
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by:patrickab
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>Can anyone please help me automate this with a vba script to do it in one shot?

It is always much faster to use Excel's built-in formulae rather than use VBA. So teylyn's solution is the best way to go.

Patrick
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Awesome. Thanks......
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