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Getting date to show as it is in scatter chart

Posted on 2014-01-10
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Set up a pivot table to summarize data and then to get a scatter chart out of it I copied and pasted it as values. So far so good...
However I have brought in the dates, tweaked them and my Revised Date column is looking like a date but alas is not quacking like the proper date in the scatter chart I created from it. The dates are all showing up as 1900 dates instead of the dates as given...even though the dates look like dates. What am I missing here. (Scatter chart is right at end of the data)

Thanks as always. :-)
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Rgonzo1971 earned 350 total points
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Hi,

The dates that you have are not recognized as Dates that's where the problem is

EDIT to change them to Dates insert 0 (Zero) in a cell otherwise nonused

And then PasteSpecial / Operation Add

Maybe you will have to reformat the cells as Date

Regards
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Reformat your date using new forumula

this formula is repeater in new column to reformat text date.
=DATE(RIGHT(E2,4),MID(E2,FIND("/",E2)+1,2),LEFT(E2,2))

new format will be mm/dd/yyyy

Use this new date column to pivot against.
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by:agwalsh
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Rgonzo1971 - sigh...worked so well. Thank you :-) Did the job..
Steveo - I tried your formula but got Value message all the way down..but still appreciate the effort.
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by:agwalsh
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Just to say the reason I allocated the points in this way is that while Rgonzo1971 solved my problem...I also appreciated Steveo's formula and effort :-)
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thanks for points!
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