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how to convert the format of the date in a column from 2006-12-19T11:55:23.0000000+00:00
to 19 Dec 2006
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by:vmagan
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right click the cell-> click on format cell-> select date (from options on left under category) and in there you can choose any type of format that you want for date.

Let me know if this helps.
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by:mmalik15
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i am selecting the column and applying the dates but it won't get applied using format cells and date
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by:vmagan
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if you want to do the entire column then click on the  letter corresponding to the column in question so that the whole column is highlighted. Then right click and choose format cells and follow the steps above.
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by:vmagan
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please attach a screen shot
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by:vmagan
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yea that is very strange. Usually if you select the date format it applies right away. That looks like a custom format. Go back to that format view and select "custom" check to see if you have anything that looks like that format and delete it. Then try and go back and apply that date format again.

when you click on the date format that you want nothing happens?
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by:mmalik15
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i have deleted the custom format but still no difference. Can I use a string function to get the first 10 characters and then try
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by:Saqib Husain, Syed
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You will have to use string manipulation. The data is all in text format and not in date format.
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by:mmalik15
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I have attached the excel file for you try if you can convert the date format to e.g. 13 Mar 2010
thanks
Duets-3.xlsx
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Saqib Husain, Syed earned 500 total points
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Try

=VALUE(LEFT(D2,10))

 in D2 and and format it to a date.
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by:Saqib Husain, Syed
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You can insert a column after D and use the above formula.
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