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Excel 2010 - Formatting column values after paste

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Dear Experts,

Can you please have a short look on the attached file, it contains a pasted column in the past in A, which somehow differently formatted by Excel. (it understands some of them as day and month)

The pasted column
Could you advise how that could be formatted equally for the whole column data, as expected in column B so showing them as number with one decimal value

Thanks,
ExcelFormat.xlsx
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by:Phillip Burton
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I don't know what format your original data is in before pasting.

Before pasting, I would highlight column A, and go to Home - Number, and format it as Text.

Then paste it. If your original had one decimal place, your text will have as well.
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by:Phillip Burton
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If you then want it as a number, highlight column A, and go to Home - Number, and format it as Number.

Then do a find and replace, and replace the decimal point or period character (the ".") with another one (".").

That forces it to re-evaluate it as a number.
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by:csehz
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Thanks but the issue unfortunately that the data is pasted and the source is not known to paste it again
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OK - in which case you need this code in B2, and copy it down:

=IF(A2=0,"",IF(VALUE(A2)<30000,VALUE(A2),MONTH(A2)+DAY(A2)/10))

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Thanks very much, that works great
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by:Glenn Ray
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You could also create a custom date format of m.d which would display the date with the month and date separated by a decimal (period).
custom date format
However, the "6.0" and "5.0" values - and the results you ask for (6 and 5) don't work since no date value is shown.  They would remain unless the cell is converted to an actual date like the others.

Regards,
-Glenn
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nice :-)
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