#### converting numbers to date format

```Hello,
I have 3 columns in a worksheet that contain a number that represents the
date and the other column has a number that represents the month and the
last is the year as a single digit. (A2=14, B2=12, C2=9) The 3 columns are
formated number with 0 decimal. I have a 4th column that is formated date.
(3/14/01). In this 4th column i have  =B2 & "/" & A2 & "/" & C2. The result
is 14/12/9 and does not seem to be a date format. I suspect it is a string.
What do I have to do to convert this to date?

Cheers!

```
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12/14/2009 12:22:13 PM
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```Make sure the cell with the formula is set to a Date Format and not
general.  It is is set to General you will get a number instead of a
date.

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joel
12/14/2009 12:35:06 PM
```On dec. 14, 13:22, "GC" <gc...@hotmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> I have 3 columns in a worksheet that contain a number that represents the
> date and the other column has a number that represents the month and the
> last is the year as a single digit. (A2=3D14, B2=3D12, C2=3D9) The 3 colu=
mns are
> formated number with 0 decimal. I have a 4th column that is formated date=
..
> (3/14/01). In this 4th column i have =A0=3DB2 & "/" & A2 & "/" & C2. The =
result
> is 14/12/9 and does not seem to be a date format. I suspect it is a strin=
g.
> What do I have to do to convert this to date?
>
> Cheers!

Try
=3DDATEVALUE(B2 & "/" & A2 & "/" & C2)
Regards,
Stefi
```
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Stefi
12/14/2009 12:39:04 PM
```Use  =DATEVALUE(B2 & "/"  & A2 & "/" & C2)

"GC" wrote:

> Hello,
> I have 3 columns in a worksheet that contain a number that represents the
> date and the other column has a number that represents the month and the
> last is the year as a single digit. (A2=14, B2=12, C2=9) The 3 columns are
> formated number with 0 decimal. I have a 4th column that is formated date.
> (3/14/01). In this 4th column i have  =B2 & "/" & A2 & "/" & C2. The result
> is 14/12/9 and does not seem to be a date format. I suspect it is a string.
> What do I have to do to convert this to date?
>
> Cheers!
>
>
> .
>
```
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Utf
12/14/2009 1:12:01 PM
```Thanks Stefi, that worked. Much appreciated.
Gerry

"Stefi" <csoszpapa@gmail.com> wrote in message
On dec. 14, 13:22, "GC" <gc...@hotmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> I have 3 columns in a worksheet that contain a number that represents the
> date and the other column has a number that represents the month and the
> last is the year as a single digit. (A2=14, B2=12, C2=9) The 3 columns are
> formated number with 0 decimal. I have a 4th column that is formated date.
> (3/14/01). In this 4th column i have =B2 & "/" & A2 & "/" & C2. The result
> is 14/12/9 and does not seem to be a date format. I suspect it is a
> string.
> What do I have to do to convert this to date?
>
> Cheers!

Try
=DATEVALUE(B2 & "/" & A2 & "/" & C2)
Regards,
Stefi

```
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GC
12/14/2009 1:41:42 PM
```On dec. 14, 14:41, "GC" <gc...@hotmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks Stefi, that worked. Much appreciated.
> Gerry
>
> "Stefi" <csoszp...@gmail.com> wrote in message
>
> On dec. 14, 13:22, "GC" <gc...@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Hello,
> > I have 3 columns in a worksheet that contain a number that represents the
> > date and the other column has a number that represents the month and the
> > last is the year as a single digit. (A2=14, B2=12, C2=9) The 3 columns are
> > formated number with 0 decimal. I have a 4th column that is formated date.
> > (3/14/01). In this 4th column i have =B2 & "/" & A2 & "/" & C2. The result
> > is 14/12/9 and does not seem to be a date format. I suspect it is a
> > string.
> > What do I have to do to convert this to date?
>
> > Cheers!
>
> Try
> =DATEVALUE(B2 & "/" & A2 & "/" & C2)
> Regards,
> Stefi

You are welcome! Thanks for the feedback!
Stefi
```
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Stefi
12/14/2009 2:27:43 PM

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