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Is there an expert out this that can assist with this please.
I have attached a file wit the date in column 'A'

I want to convert this to mmm-yy in column 'B' so that it will produce a pivot as in the example

I have manually typed the date in column 'C' to demonstarte.
Month.xlsx
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Question by:Jagwarman
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by:Saqib Husain, Syed
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Use the formula

=value(A2)
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See attached use =TEXT(A2,"MMM-YY") & Formula Drop down.

Thanks
Month.xlsx
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Select the data column, goto Data>Text to columns..., pick DMY as the column data format on step 3 and then click Finish.

Now you should have 'real' date values which you can group by year and month in the pivot table.
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