macro or formula or some method to change dates to 2013 tricky

Hi Experts (Using excell 2003)

I need to change the year on all the dates i have in column A2:A2500....from 2012 to 2013...

here is the date formrt with text as a concatenated...



the text elemet at the end on the year 2012 is different for each cell from A2:A2500...

whats the baest way to change the year to 2013 on all
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[ fanpages ]IT Services ConsultantCommented:

You could use Search/Replace ([CTRL]+[H]) specifying search criteria ("Find what") of "/2012" (without quotes) & "Replace with" a value of "/2013" (again, without quotes).



Can you use find & replace

Select the range and then find /2012 and replace it by /2013

Or use this formula

You could put in another column, row 2, the following formula, and if it looks good, paste as values over column A.


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route217JuniorAuthor Commented:
Hi experts

thanks for the excellent feedback let me test...
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