## How to convert yyyymmdd to normal date format in Excel?

Maybe, there are multiple date with yyyymmdd format, and now, you want to change the date to the normal date format as mm/dd/yyyy in Excel as following screenshot shown. If you apply the Format Cells function in Excel, you will get the result like ###########, how could you convert the yyyymmdd to normal date format correctly in Excel?

The following simple formula may help you to convert the yyyymmdd to normal date format, please do as follows:

1. Please enter this formula: =DATE(LEFT(A1,4),MID(A1,5,2),RIGHT(A1,2)) into a blank cell besides your data, see screenshot:

2. Then drag the fill handle down to the cells that you want to contain this formula, and the data in column A has been converted to the normal date as follows:

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The Text To Column function in Excel also can convert this date format to the normal date, follow the instructions step by step:

1. Select the data range that you want to convert.

2. Click Data > Text To Column, see screenshot:

3. In step 1 of Convert Text to Column Wizard, select Delimited option, see screenshot:

4. Then click Next > Next go to the Step 3 of 3 wizard, in this step, select Date under the Column data format, then choose YMD from the drop down list, see screenshot:

5. And then click Finish button, the yyyymmdd format has been converted to the mm/dd/yyyy date format. See screenshots:

If you are interested in VBA code, here, I will provide a code for you to solve this task.

1. Please hold down the ALT + F11 keys, and it opens the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

2. Click Insert > Module, and paste the following code in the Module window.

VBA code: convert yyyymmdd to normal date format

``````Sub ConvertYYYYMMDDToDate()
'Updateby Extendoffice
Dim x As Range
Dim Workx As Range
On Error Resume Next
xTitleId = "KutoolsforExcel"
Set Workx = Application.Selection
Set Workx = Application.InputBox("Range", xTitleId, Workx.Address, Type:=8)
For Each x In Workx
x.Value = DateSerial(Left(x.Value, 4), Mid(x.Value, 5, 2), Right(x.Value, 2))
x.NumberFormat = "mm/dd/yyyy"
Next
End Sub
``````

3. After pasting the code, then press F5 key to run this code, and select the data range that you want to use from the popped out dialog, see screenshot:

4. And then click OK, the data in the range has been converted to date format.

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After installing Kutools for Excel, please do as this:

1. Select the data range that you want to convert.

2. Click Kutools > Content > Convert to Date, see screenshot:

3. And you will get all the selected data has been converted to the standard date format, see screenshot:

Note: You can highlight all the records in the Convert to Date dialog box, and click Recover to cancel this operation and return to your original data as following screenshot shown:

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