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Excell date formatting question

Posted on 2012-04-05
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Hi guys,

I currently have a row in excel with the data in the following format 9903 (yymm) I need to format this into a date and I can't get it work, I don't see any options in excel with the (yymm) formatting.
My final goal is to convert that date to years to get the age of an account.

Any help will be great!
Thanks.
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by:Martin Liss
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Format->Number->Custom

and then yymm
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by:Shanan212
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whats your expected results?
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Saqib Husain, Syed earned 200 total points
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if your data is in A1 then you can try

=date(left(a1,2),right(a1,2),1)
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by:exTechnology
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my expected result is to format the date that is currently raw 9902 (yymm) to an age, the amount of years from today's date.
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by:Saqib Husain, Syed
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Then try

=year(today())-left(A1,2)
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by:Shanan212
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partially using ssaqibh's formula:

=ROUND((TODAY()-DATE(LEFT(A1,2),RIGHT(A1,2),1))/365,0)

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Using today, this would yeild 13 (years)
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by:byundt
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If you require full years difference, then you might try:
=DATEDIF(--(RIGHT(A1,2) & "/" & LEFT(A1,2)),TODAY(),"y")
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by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
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remember that saquib's solution do NOT change the formatting of the column A (do not use custom formatting yymm)
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