Excel - format date

Posted on 2014-08-18
Last Modified: 2014-08-27
Is it possible to reformat cell this format (20140811) to 081114?
Question by:VBdotnet2005
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    You can't reformat the existing column/cells that this data is in and have it return a correct date format.  You can, however, derive the date in a "helper" column and then replace the original data, if desired.

    If the first value - (20140811) - is in cell A1, the formula is:

    This assumes that the first value includes parentheses around the numbers.


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