Special string convertion to date and time


c stinz

Hi there,

Working with a file and all my dates and times appear as one long text
string shown below that I would like to convert to date and time
format so that I can manipulate the data anyway I like. Data appears
as follows:
cell A1: 10/1/2011 2:20:00 PM
cell A2: 1/18/2011 2:20:00 AM
I have tried many different ways and sometimes it works. The problem
is when the date and month are not 2 digits. As you see the date or
the month can be 1 or 2 digits. How do I convert it so that it works
no matter what..

this works only when the month and date are both 2 digits

Hope someone can help . Thanks

James Ravenswood

Rather than fixed fields, look for that first blank:


Vacuum Sealed

Thank you for your time.

I tried but it gives me VALUE error


Change Cell Format to a custom

dd/mm/yy h:mm:ss AM/PM

This will give the following result:

cell A1: 10/10/2011 2:20:00 PM
cell A2: 01/18/2011 2:20:00 AM

Unless you want to use 24 hour military time, then

dd/mm/yy hh:mm:ss

This will give the following result:

cell A1: 10/10/2011 14:20:00
cell A2: 01/18/2011 02:20:00


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