# Excell date formatting question

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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Older than dirtCommented:
Format->Number->Custom

and then yymm
Commented:
EngineerCommented:
if your data is in A1 then you can try

=date(left(a1,2),right(a1,2),1)

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Author Commented:
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.
EngineerCommented:
Then try

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

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

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