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I am exporting data to Excel from a 3rd party application - the bulk of which are date entries. For some reason they do not come across as date fields in the cells, and you need to double-click on each cell to correct it. For instance if I try to filter the dates straight after the export to Excel, the cell entries are not recognised.

Anyway, I managed to get around this by running a macro on each column, e.g. for column C:


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:= Array(1, 4), TrailingMinusNumbers:=True

This only works however if there is at least one entry in each column. Is there a way of telling Excel to skip that column if it is empty

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control ~ (overview)

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