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I want the last 4 char of a date field in ms excel.

e.g. 1/1/2012  returns 2012.  or 01/1/2012 returns 2012.


restated I want to extract the year from my date field without code.

can anyone help

thanks!
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ill try it thanks... was thinking in terms of instr.....

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what does the formatting for A1 need to be:  

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If the date is text =YEAR(DATEVALUE(A1))

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