Join Cells & Retain Date Formatting

Nov 30, 2007

I have a number in A1, another number in B1, a Date in C1. In D1, I am referencing all 3 of the other cells: =CellA1 & "-" & CellB1 & "----" & CellC1. Trouble is the date is coming through as a number. Is there a way that I can get the date to show as displayed as opposed to the value of the cell?

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I have written some code which takes data from multiple spreasheets and formats it in a specif way. However one problem I have is getting the right data format. As you will see from the input files the date and time cells are separated into two and the macro is supposed to aggregate these together in one cell with a space in between - but I cannot manage to perfect this !!! The output is in a number format instead. I have attached the input files. The code written so far is as follows - works perfectly apart from date format that comes is in the output file once you run the code.

Dim Obj1 As Object
Dim Obj2 As Object
Dim UserList()
Sub RunMe()
Dim Str1 As String
Dim myPath As String
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myPath = "C:Test" 'please note you should a "" at the end.
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day Month Year Time

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It will show the correct Numeric Time if the Formula: =NOW() is used in Cell K12
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The sample W. Book shows a better explanation of the problem.
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