fields formated as 3-8-18 autoformatting to date on when exported


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have fields in third party program which when exported to Excel are
autoformatted to date. Ex: 3-8-18 autmatically becomes 3/18/2018.
How do I disable this? Can only export to Excel - program creates new
workbook.
 
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G

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Not knowing your exact procedure it's hard to be specific, but somehow in the
process try to format that column as TEXT, or append a leading apostrophe to
the strings to make Excel see them as text.

hth
Vaya con Dios,
Chuck, CABGx3
 
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G

Guest

Format the colmun you exporting into as 'text' then try going 'data'...'text
to columns'...click next, then next again. You will then see a drop down
menu in the column data format area that contains date formats, select y/m/d
and it should display as you wish.
 

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