Join Dennis Taylor for an in-depth discussion in this video DATEVALUE and TIMEVALUE: Convert text entries into dates and times, part of Excel 2013: Working with Dates and Times.
…If you're getting data from other sources, sometimes the data includes…dates, but perhaps the dates are put in, in an unorthodox way.…The give away or the problem sometimes occurs…when you try and format these kinds of entries.…Let's imagine, although these look like dates,…when you look in the formula bar, or…happen to double click, nothing really changes here,…in other words in terms of the appearance.…These aren't really being stored as dates.…If we were to highlight these, and right-click and…go to format cells or press Control 1, either way.…
Format cells, on the number tab, if we go to the date category and pick a more…or less standard format here, and try it,…and apply it, nothing really happens with the data.…What you might need to do, not necessarily in an…adjacent column, but many times, is use a function called datevalue.…In this case, I highlighted the four cells ahead of time.…So I'm typing equal date value, left parenthesis.…I'll click cell A2, and press Control Enter,…since the four cells were highlighted ahead of time.…
- Understanding how Excel records and stores dates and times
- Looking at standard date and time entry options and acceptable alternatives
- Using the TODAY and NOW functions
- Customizing date formats
- Using keyboard shortcuts
- Formatting time for hours over 24
- Calculating differences across dates and times
- Calculating the day of the week
- Working with holidays
- Validating dates
- Converting formatted dates to usable data
Skill Level Intermediate
1. The Excel Date and Time Systems
2. Creating Date and Time Entries
Instant date and time entry1m 28s
3. Date and Time Formatting
4. Date and Time Functions
5. Calculating with Dates and Times
6. Using Dates and Times with Excel Commands
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