I've been sent a spreadsheet in which one column represents dates, but they have been entered as plain text, MM/DD/YYYY (ie 12/31/2008). I ultimately need to import this as a CSV into a program that only understands dates in the format DD/MM/YYYY.
I'd ideally like excel to recognise this field as containing dates, but I can't figure out how to do that, or even how to swap the days and months around as text. I'm using 2007.
in columns I and J i have text which reads as for example 20090619. I need to convert this to a date format as in dd/mm/yyyy. A lil macro would help loads. i also have some other spreadsheets that have the date as 16 jun 2009 and i have to basically go into the cell and then hit enter for it to become formatted like the dd/mm/yyyy.
In the example below , i have in column A data which represent different dates, column B are the currency rate and column D has imported text figures which are not recognized by excel as format dates neither as serial codes !
Though trying to index match the column D data in column A to return the rate of that date , the result is an error ! ...
i attached a spreadsheet with the column that needs to be converted to date. When i try to format cells i get a return of ##############. I tried changing to number and text to columns and still get the same result. I need it to look like 08/16/2008 ect.
My database has 6 fields names and I have created the following code to capture and post data to the database form a userform. It works but I am sure there is a more efficient and elegant way to do this. The two areas I would like advice are: 1. converting the date string to a date. 2. the line of code where I subtract line6 from line4.
I have a situation where textual comments are entered into a cell where the comments are supposed to begin with a date in mm/dd format. Some enter all 5 characters but some enter m / d in if appropriate to the date, e.g., 9/6 vs 09/06.
I'm trying to take the left 5 characters and compare that to the current date - 7 to ID aged comments and highlight that cell. I currently do this by populating a variable LastUpdate (dim as string) with the first 5 characters, then run this IF statement.
If LastUpdate < Date - 7 Then Range("O" & i).Select Selection = "Comments over 7 days old." End If
This works find except in situations where there is a zero for the first character after the "/", such as "11/05." The code doesn't properly calculate the date and assumes it's old. "11/5" works just fine. I thought I could try translating the variable into a proper date. I "borrowed" this formula from another post herein: =DATE(2012, MID(N12,1,FIND("/",N12)-1), MID(N12,FIND("/",N12)+1,2)). This works fine as a formula to translate the characters into a date but I don't know how to do this same thing in vba.
I am trying to make a very simple macro but get stuck in de Excel date format. When using the date "=TODAY()" in one cel it is no problem but I want to integrate it in the CONCATENATE function.
I want to create this text "(WG 01-01-2006)" but then with the actual date of that day of course, which can be inserted in de active cell.
Whatever I do, copy, pastespecial, reed text with RIGHT, change format on an temporary cell etc. Excel keeps returning the number in Excel date format counting from 01-01-1900. Nice for calculating but I want the date text!
Is there a way to convert date to text of format (number stored as text) either directly using excel formulas or VB macros. We've a requirement to pass today's date as a string in the format of "number stored as text". For this, i've in cell A1 a formula today() which gives today's date 10/15/2007 and I'm looking an output of '20071015 in cell A2 and this should be treated as text with a symbol " ' " before 20071015.
I have a long date and time text value in a cell such as "2013/10/02 07:43:39.39", where the fractions of a second are very important.
I can use cdate([text]) to convert the text string to a value, but only if i omit the seconds fraction: "2013/10/02 07:43:39". Otherwise i get a type mismatch error.
Is there any way i can get the whole date/time string converted to a date value? The only way i can think to do it it at the moment is to convert the date/time, then divide the seconds fraction by 86400 and add the 2 values. Is there a better way?
Secondly, i have a large number of these date strings, typically >30k lines x 7 columns. Each string is preceded and trailed by a [space] character.
I can strip these extra spaces no problem. And, i can "loop" to perform it, again no problem. But it's going to take time to perform and i'd rather not if i can avoid it.
I have written some VBA to the best of my ability but it seems clumsy using the FORMAT function. Is there a better of doing this with VBA. I can't seem to find a function in VBA which is the equivalent of the formula function DATE.
Code: Sub ConvertTextToBritStyleDate() ' dd/mm/yyyy (not mm/dd/yyyy) ' Select the cells containing the dates (not the header)
Please refer to attached spreadsheet I receive data from an external source and it displays what appears to be dates in column B. In column G I apply a formula to display month/year info.
It turns out that some of the data in column B is valid date data, but other data imports as plain text and therefore I can't get the month/year info that I require. I have attached just a small example.
I get this data monthly and it usually covers thousands of rows and therefore impractical to change manually.
Is it possible to do the following with a formula in Excel...
I have a list of users with the dates they first logged into a system and the date they last logged in. I'm trying to group them together into segments so I can analyse them using a Pivot table and chart to see how often different groups are using the system, e.g. New customers in December, November, October, etc.
The trouble I am having is trying to convert the different human-readable text strings into a consistent number of weeks from today's date, e.g.
USER FIRST LOGGED IN LAST LOGGED IN user 1 2 years 20 weeks 54 sec ago user 2 44 min 7 sec 1 min 37 sec ago user 3 49 weeks 2 days 17 min 3 sec ago user 4 5 weeks 2 days 33 min 32 sec ago user 5 38 min 9 sec 38 min 9 sec ago user 6 5 weeks 3 days 1 hour 7 min ago user 7 2 hours 17 min 2 hours 11 min ago user 8 45 seconds ago 45 seconds ago
Is there a formula I can use to convert these human readble text strings into a number of weeks elapsed since today's date?