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Excel Date/Time field exports as String (Computer-Specific Issue)

Last Modified: 2019-12-06
Hi there,  I have an excel file connected to a crystal report.  This file has a date/time field called gift date.  When the data is extracted on one machine, the field is recognized as date/time, as it should be.  When the data is extracted and merged with the report on another machine it is a string field. The exported file is an Excel 97-2003 (options are limited in this older software) - do you have any ideas on how to work around this?

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