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Function to change a text date to a short date format within one

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Function to change a text date to a short date format within one

I often download data in the wrong format for the date, it appears as text and I have trouble trying to transfer this to a date type cell. I use Datevalue to get the value of the date and then another column wit the date value which is then translated to the short date. Is there an easier method?


I also often download data which is not in English which means I have to indiviudally translate each cell by good translate. Is there a function in excel which can translate cells?

RE: Function to change a text date to a short date format within

Hi Inga,


Thank you for the forum question.

I can handle all date issues I have come across so far with Power Query in Excel.

Please watch the video below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RN3FZv3w84& ;t=250s

If this is not solving your issue, I will need a sample of the dates from you.

You can send a sample file to: info@stl-training.co.uk



Kind regards

Jens Bonde
Microsoft Office Specialist Trainer

Tel: 0207 987 3777
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