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Dates from XML file

Posted on 2011-09-22
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I have a list of dates in an xml file like the ones below

1316396952
1313202403
1313202631
1313203362
1313203408
1313203529
1313332457
1313368030

I do not know how to convert into date/time field, can you help?
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by:sakman
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In Linux you can use the "date" command:

$ date -d @1316396952
Sun Sep 18 18:49:12 MST 2011

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barry houdini earned 500 total points
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Assuming those are seconds from 1st January 1970 (Unix time) then with data in A2 you can use this formula in B2 to convert

=DATE(1970,1,1)+A2/86400

formatted as dd/mm/yyyy hh:mm:ss

Those give me dates in August/September this year - is that right? See attached

regards, barry
27322204.xls
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by:barry houdini
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Note: my suggestion should give you GMT - you might have to adjust for other time zones and/or DST/BST

regards, barry
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perfect thanks!
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