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How do I format a date and time in Excel VBA ?

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Hi,

I have an Excel worksheet with date/time combinations held as 3 separate cells in the following formats:

Cell 1 (Date):             dd-mm-yyyy    (eg 24-Dec-2013)
Cell 2 (Time):             #n.nn     (eg 2.30)
Cell 3 (AM/PM):         xx      (eg  AM)

Using the data in these 3 cells I want to create a VBA function which will output a string in the following format:

[dddd] [dd] [mmmm] [yyyy] [hh.mm][am/pm]

For example,  Tuesday 24 December 2013 2.30pm

Any ideas ?

Thanks
Toco
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by:Rgonzo1971
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Hi

Are the cells values dates/time or text?

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by:Tocogroup
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Hi

The cells values are formatted as follows:

Date: Date (dd-mm-yyyy)
Time: Number (to 2 decimal places)
AM/PM: General
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Hi

pls try

Function fFormatDateComplete(dt As Date, time As Double, AM_PM As String) As String
    fFormatDateComplete = Format(dt + TimeValue(Replace(Format(time, "0.00"), ".", ":") & " " & AM_PM), "dddd dd MMMM yyyy hh.mm am/pm")
End Function

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by:Rory Archibald
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Do you really need VBA for some specific reason rather than a regular formula?
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by:Rgonzo1971
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Hi,

the formula would be

=TEXT(F4+TIMEVALUE(SUBSTITUTE(TEXT(G4;"0.00"),".",":")&" "&H4 ), "dddd dd MMMM yyyy hh.mm am/pm")

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by:Tocogroup
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Hi Rorya,

I'm using this expanded date and time value in a user form, and only once, so I don't want to create another column on my worksheet just for this one instance.
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by:Tocogroup
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That's perfect. Thanks very much.
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