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Converting a long date text in Excel to a real date

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It seems that this should be pretty easy, but I am struggling. Google searches seem to find all sorts of Excel date conversion tips minus the one needed.

Data exported from a CRM software application comes into an Excel column as a long text date. Example:  "January, 12, 2013"

Just trying to convert this to real date or value. The DateValue(text) function does not understand text this format, so it is not helpful. Even if the text is passed through TRIM() and CLEAN().

I know that the text can be made workable with a combination of MID(), LEN(), etc to create a format that can be used. Hoping someone else has already done this or has another trick that can be used.

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