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How to add single quotation around date in Excel for use in SQL?

Posted by: admin April 23, 2020 Leave a comment

Questions:

So I have a long list of dates that I need to add single quotations around.

However I cannot figure how to add the quotes around the date. I’ve looked up for help but most were using double quotations.

Example:

8/13/2018 into '8/13/2018'

Some Possible solutions I’ve found similar are

=TEXT(A1,"\""dd/mm/yyyy\""")

produces output: "8/13/2018"

However this only puts double quotations around the date.
The usual method I’ve been using on everything else is

="'"&8/13/2018&"'"

output: '43325'

But this does weird things with the date.

It would be greatly appreciated if anyone can show me how to add single quotation marks around a date in Excel.

How to&Answers:

commenter was close but not 100%

="'" & TEXT(A1,"mm/dd/yyyy") & "'"

8/13/2018 is month day year not day month year

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