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By: Steve | On: 11/30/2000

I found myself with forgetting how to easily reformat dates in Excel. The existing was in Excel and the dates like this “1943-08-24T00:00:00Z” I need the dates in DD/MM/YYYY format.

The first thing I tried was to use the left function to extract the first 10 characters which gets me the date.  However, for some reason, the left function would not let me change the output to the right date formula. 

Then a friend of mine suggested I try Excel Text to Columns.  Here is how you do that.

1.  Go to the Data tab 

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