Join Dennis Taylor for an in-depth discussion in this video DATEVALUE and TIMEVALUE: Converting text entries into dates and times, part of Working with Dates and Times in Excel 2010.
If you download data from other sources, sometimes you'll end up with what appear…to be date entries, and yet they're actual text entries.…And you can see that the information in Column A is readable and understandable.…In rows two, three, four, and five, those are date entries.…But as we try and work with these, for example if we were to highlight these…cells and right-click and try and format the cells, we can try one of the…formats here, one of the built-in date formats, for example here or maybe this…one here and nothing happens. It doesn't change.…
So we want to get to this data, make it worthwhile.…Sometimes what we need to use here is a function called DATEVALUE.…And if the entry looks like a date-- now this is sort of a vague…definition, but if the entry looks like a date, there certainly are many…situations where this function will take that data and actually give us…something we can work with.…At first, it doesn't look like that.…A quick fix here would be to right -click and go into Format Cells.…
- Understanding how Excel records and stores dates and times
- Looking at standard date/time entry options and acceptable alternatives
- Using the TODAY and NOW functions
- Customizing date formats
- Exploring keyboard shortcuts
- Formatting time for hours over 24
- Calculating differences across dates and times
- Rounding calculations
- Working with holidays
- Validating with dates
- Converting formatted dates to usable data
Skill Level Intermediate
Excel 2010: Advanced Formatting Techniqueswith Dennis Taylor3h 2m Intermediate
1. Excel's Date/Time System
2. Creating Date/Time Entries
3. Date/Time Formatting
4. Date/Time Functions
5. Calculating with Dates and Times
6. Using Dates and Times with Excel Commands
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