sunny
my thread is
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suppose in my regions it is entered as in A1
15.11.2012 which you want to mean 15th November 2012
such entry will not be date but only a string
to convert in B1 (any empty cell) enter this formula
=(MID(A1,4,2)&"/"&LEFT(A1,2)&"/"&RIGHT(A1,2))+0
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you entered date asz 15.11.2012(15th november 2012) whereas you should have entered as 11/15/12
having entered as 15.11.12 which is a string at least in my computer
I have to convert to date as 15th november 2012
so I take first mid(a1,4,2)
take the fourth item and the lengthof 2
fourth item is 1 and length2 menas 11
then I add a slash "/"
and then add left two items that is 15 and the a slash
and then last four items that is 2013.
so it will be 11/15/2012
but as you used mid left etc the final result that is 11/15/12 is also a string
something like '1234
to make it a date I have to add a zero to the whole text
then you get a date normally as a five figure number
dates are always taken as a number in excel
so you to format as date in any format
dd-mmm-yyyyy that 15-nov-2012