troubleshooting Question

Filtering dates and times in excel 2010 and 2013.

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Joe HallFlag for United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland asked on
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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?
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