Format Date Filter Problem

I formatted a date from 4/20/2010 to April-10 I still have a hard time 
my data. 

Eventhough it says April-10 it is still reading the day because the original 
date had the day in it. So it is filtering the days seperatly. If I have 
two dates: 4/19/2010 in row 1 and 4/20/2010 in row 2, I want to change their 
format to MM-YY so I would only count 1 but it is currently counting the two 
dates seperatly in my pivot table. Please help me.... 

4/20/2010 1:17:01 PM
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On Tue, 20 Apr 2010 06:17:01 -0700, Stross002
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>I formatted a date from 4/20/2010 to April-10 I still have a hard time 
>my data. 
>Eventhough it says April-10 it is still reading the day because the original 
>date had the day in it. So it is filtering the days seperatly. If I have 
>two dates: 4/19/2010 in row 1 and 4/20/2010 in row 2, I want to change their 
>format to MM-YY so I would only count 1 but it is currently counting the two 
>dates seperatly in my pivot table. Please help me.... 

The filter acts on the contents of the cell.  Formatting changes how those
contents is displayed, but it does not change the contents.

If you want to set up a Filter that will act on April 2010, one way would be to
use a "helper column".  In that column insert some formula which will convert
all of the April 2010 entries to be the same; then filter on that column.

For example, assuming data starts in A1, and your "helper column" is G:

g1:	=date(year(a1),month(a1),1)

Then fill down as far as required.

When you select the filter, select it in Column G; and filter on 04/01/2010
4/20/2010 6:01:00 PM

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