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Ask a question Nikki - Latest answer on Feb 25, 2013 01:16PM
Hello,
I have a cell date entered as 8-Nov. Excel reads this date as 11/8/2010. The cell entry actually means Nov, 2008. I need to change that cell entered as 8-Nov (and the whole column of dates entered in same fashion) as 200811. How do I do that?
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I'm by no means an Excel expert at all, however, I have come up with another possible solution...

=TEXT(A1, "mmm") & ". " & TEXT(A1, "yyyy")

This will translate 11/08/2008 in cell A1 as Nov. 2008. The day value can be any from 1 through 30 (for the month of November).

Hope it works!
Mukesh- Feb 20, 2012 04:20PM
Additional way of formulating the same solution may be...

=TEXT(A1, "mmm. ") & TEXT(A1, "yyyy")
haha- Feb 25, 2013 01:16PM
thank you so Much!
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Format the cell as YYYYMM
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Excel can't handle dates without a day, but the following will convert a text input of "y-mmm" into a workable date:

=DATE(2000+LEFT(A7,FIND("-",A7)-1),MATCH(RIGHT(A7,3),{"Jan","Feb","Mar","Apr","May","Jun","Jul","Aug","Sep","Oct","Nov","Dec"},0),1)

Change A7 to whatever is required. You can then format the cell as mmm-yy or however you want to display it.
David- Feb 21, 2012 12:11PM
If the date input is not actually text and Excel has already converted this to a serial date format, this will revert it:
=DATE(2000+DAY(A7),MONTH(A7),1)
Again, change A7 to the relevent cell.

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