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Excel 2007 Import from CSV into Excel Date Formatting Issue

Posted on 2014-08-13
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Last Modified: 2014-08-19
When I import a file from CSV into Excel the dates imported change from UK formatting to a mixture of both US and UK.  For example,

5/23/2013 11:27                                      9/22/2009
10 October 2013       04 June 2009      10 August 2008
9/22/2009 11:09       04 June 2009      10 August 2008
8/26/2011 8:35       9/22/2009
                              10 September 2008
07 April 2014               5/18/2011                 3/16/2011
1/27/2012 14:38       5/20/2011                 5/20/2011

Question by:Sonia Bowditch
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Expert Comment

by:Glenn Ray
ID: 40259740
Can you attached a sample of the actual CSV file?  The above text doesn't provide a good indicator of the source data.


Accepted Solution

Sonia Bowditch earned 0 total points
ID: 40260003
Hello Glenn,
I have found a work around for the problem I was experiencing.  The underlying CSV file date format was correct but when importing it into a spreadsheet via data import it lost its formatting.    I now copy the data directly from the CSV file into the analysis spreadsheet and it keeps the formatting.


Author Closing Comment

by:Sonia Bowditch
ID: 40269789
I copy the data directly from the CSV file into the analysis spreadsheet instead of importing it via data import.

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