#### how do I change date from mm/dd/yyyy to dd:mm:yyyy format in Excel

I have a spreadsheet that the data, the date was input in Excel 2003 as
mm/dd/yyyy (12/31/2004), how can I convert the column of cells format to
"dd:mm:yyyy"(31:12:2004)? I tried to change date
format from  "Format Cells----choose "date" or "custom" and tried different
options, but they wouldnt change the data already in the cells. I have a
spreadsheet that Microsoft is requesting information in dd:mm:yyyy (yes
colons) format.

Thanks

Jack


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Wilson (38)
7/17/2006 10:11:02 PM
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How about

=TEXT(SUBSTITUTE(E1,":","/"),"dd/mm/yy")

assuming date in E1

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7/17/2006 10:41:32 PM
How about a custom format of:

dd\:mm\:yyyy

Jack Wilson wrote:
>
> I have a spreadsheet that the data, the date was input in Excel 2003 as
> mm/dd/yyyy (12/31/2004), how can I convert the column of cells format to
> "dd:mm:yyyy"(31:12:2004)? I tried to change date
> format from  "Format Cells----choose "date" or "custom" and tried different
> options, but they wouldnt change the data already in the cells. I have a
> spreadsheet that Microsoft is requesting information in dd:mm:yyyy (yes
> colons) format.
>
> Thanks
>
> Jack

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Dave Peterson

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petersod (12005)
7/17/2006 11:18:09 PM
What you've done should work

Don't forget it wont change the data.
So if you click on one of the date cells it will still say 12/31/2004
But the format will display the date on screen/print as you want.

Steve

On Mon, 17 Jul 2006 23:11:02 +0100, Jack Wilson <Jack  =

<Wilson@discussions.microsoft.com>> wrote:

> I have a spreadsheet that the data, the date was input in Excel 2003 a=
s
> mm/dd/yyyy (12/31/2004), how can I convert the column of cells format =
to
> "dd:mm:yyyy"(31:12:2004)? I tried to change date
> format from  "Format Cells----choose "date" or "custom" and tried  =

> different
> options, but they wouldnt change the data already in the cells. I have=
a
> spreadsheet that Microsoft is requesting information in dd:mm:yyyy (ye=
s
> colons) format.
>

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sj_walton (248)
7/18/2006 7:55:57 AM
Thanks to all for the replies. I appreciate it. -Jack

"Jack Wilson" wrote:

> I have a spreadsheet that the data, the date was input in Excel 2003 as
> mm/dd/yyyy (12/31/2004), how can I convert the column of cells format to
> "dd:mm:yyyy"(31:12:2004)? I tried to change date
> format from  "Format Cells----choose "date" or "custom" and tried different
> options, but they wouldnt change the data already in the cells. I have a
> spreadsheet that Microsoft is requesting information in dd:mm:yyyy (yes
> colons) format.
>
> Thanks
>
> Jack
>
>

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7/18/2006 12:57:02 PM
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