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Excel VBA Question Date conversion

Posted on 2011-03-13
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Heya Guys/Gals,

How would you convert the following date format 20110103 Year-Month-Day using excel VBA to the date format Day-Month-Year Hr-min-ss. I have tried to convert the date via the excel cell format cells function and it didn't work kept getting #####.

Any assistance would be much appreciated.

Thank you.
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GrahamSkan earned 1000 total points
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This creates a date from the string, and then formats it.

If you want to display it in an Excel cell, it would be best to put the date value into the cell and use Cell formatting to display it as you want.
Sub FormatDate()
    Dim dt As Date
    
    dt = GetDateFromString("20110103")
    MsgBox Format(dt, "ddd-MMMM-yyyy hh-mm-ss")
End Sub


Function GetDateFromString(strIndate As String) As Date
    GetDateFromString = DateSerial(Mid(strIndate, 1, 4), Mid(strIndate, 5, 2), Mid(strIndate, 7, 2))
End Function

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Sub tester()
    datestr = Sheets("Sheet1").Range("A1").Value
    thedate = DateSerial(Left(datestr, 4), Mid(datestr, 5, 2), Right(datestr, 2))
    MsgBox Format(thedate, "dd/mm/yyyy hh:mm:ss")
    
End Sub

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Ignore me I didn't refresh and Graham's is good
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by:Zack
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Thanks man.
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