I have a column with many thousands of rows. The column is meant to be date and is of the format dd/mm/yyyy
But, when I try to do formulas based on the dates, something is clearly amiss.
For example, if you try to apply autofilter on the dates, some of them are grouped as a year with the expandable boxes while others appear as their own items.
For each record I tried a formula to parse it apart.
That did not help.
I also selected the column and switched it from general to date format
I really don’t know how to ask the question any clearer. I can tell you that with a date of the format 1/11/2013 when I run
=year(right(A1,4)) I get
1903 instead of
2013. When I run
=date(right(A1,4),mid(A1,3,2),left(A1,2)) the formula returns
It’s very simple why your formulas doesn’t work corectly. When yor’re using somehting like this:
RIGHT(A2,4), your value from
A2 translates to 41579 for 1/11/2013 (Excel stores all dates as integers and all times as decimal fractions. You can read more here). Next formula should work well:
Btw, if you’d like to get correct format for dates, you can add formula in some empty column (but before set date format for this column):
and drag it down. Then copy values from this temp column and paste them using “Paste special->Values” in colunm
A (where should be date format as well)
Or you can use this simple macro:
Sub test() With Range("A2:A100") .NumberFormat = "dd/mm/yyyy" .Value = .Value End With End Sub