Filtering dates and times in excel 2010 and 2013.
Posted on 2013-01-01
I am working with exported data from a flat database, I have no control over its initial formatting.
When the data is exported its comes out with a date formatted as “dd/mm/yyyy hh:mm:ss”.
I need to sort, filter and makes reports with date and time.
What is the best way for doing this?
I am currently using “Text to Columns” and splitting the date and time into two columns.
I am then able to format the date as “date”, and I can sort on that column, and I can use filter to filter dates.
When I format time as time or dd:mm:yyyy it lets me sort on the column, but I can’t get a filter time. What am I doing wrong?