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How to convert dD.MM.YYYY to date format (mM/DD/YYYY) in Excel?

The typing habit is different for everyone. For instance, some one likes to enter date by using dot such as dd.mm.yyyy. But as we know, the date format in this dd.mm.yyyy cannot be recognized as date in Excel. Have you any ways can quickly convert the date format dd.mm.yyyy to the standard date format mm/dd/yyyy in Excel?

Convert dd.mm.yyyy to dd/mm/yyyy with formula

Convert dd.mm.yyyy to mm/dd/yyyy with formula

Convert mm.dd.yyyy to mm/dd/yyyy with Kutools for Excelgood idea3

Convert dd.mm.yyyy to dd/mm/yyyy with Kutools for Excel good idea3


Quickly convert nonstandard date to standard date formattiing(mm/dd/yyyy)

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In some cases, you can to convert dd.mm.yyyy directly to dd/mm/yyyy format, below formula can do you a favor.

Select a blank cell next to the date you want to convert, enter this formula =SUBSTITUTE(A6,".","/") and drag auto fill handle over the cells you want to apply this formula. See screenshot:
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Tip: In the above formula, A6 is the date you want to convert, you can change it as you need.


If you want to convert the date format dd.mm.yyyy to the standard date format mm/dd/yyyy, you can apply below formula.

1. Select a blank cell next to the date you use, B6 for instance, enter this formula =(MID(A6,4,2)&"/"&LEFT(A6,2)&"/"&RIGHT(A6,2))+0, drag fill handle to the cells you want to use this formula. See screenshot:
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2. Now you can see a list of five digits numbers, keep them selected, and go to Home > Number list, and select Short Date to format them as dates. See screenshot:
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Then you cans see the non-standard dates have been converted to the standard dates.
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If you want to convert date format as mm.dd.yyyy to mm/dd/yyyy, you can apply Kutools for Excel's Convert to Date utility, which can quickly convert multiple date to standard date format.

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After installing Kutools for Excel, please do as below:(Free Download Kutools for Excel Now!)

1. Select the cells and click Kutools > Content > Convert to Date. See screenshot:
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Then you can see all selected cells have been converted to standard date format.
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In fact, if you have Kutools for Excel, you can use its Split Cells and Combine utilities to convert dd.mm.yyyy to dd/mm/yyyy.

After installing Kutools for Excel, please do as below:(Free Download Kutools for Excel Now!)

1. Select the dates you want to convert, and click Kutools > Text > Split Cells, and then in the Split Cells dialog, check Split to Columns, and check Other option and enter . into the next to box. See screenshot:
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2. Click Ok, and a dialog pops out to remind you select a cell to place the split data, and click OK, the dates have been split to columns. See screenshot:
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3. Select the split data, and click Kutools > Combine. And in the Combine Column or Rows dialog, check Combine columns option, and check Other separator and enter / into the beside textbox in Specify a separator section, and go to specify the combine options in Options section. See screenshot:
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4. Click Ok or Apply, the date conversion has been handled.
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    yj · 9 months ago
    thank you!
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    PURAN · 11 months ago
    To convert DD/MM/YYYY to financial year YYYY-YY
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    Haritha · 1 years ago
    To convert DD/MM/YYYY to MM/DD/YYYY

    Step 1- Select the cell which you want to convert Go to Data -> Text to Columns

    Step 2- Select Delimited , Click Next

    Step 3- Click Next (make sure that none of the above is selected)

    Step 4- Select DMY in Date and then click finish.


    Hope this may be helpful.
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      Philip · 7 months ago
      Didn't work for me, but I used your idea to split to column, then on my last cell I used =Date(B2,A2,C2) worked like a charm
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    MR.SINGH · 1 years ago
    HOW DO I CONVERT 01/05/2016 TO 01-05/2016
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    Carlos · 1 years ago
    When your default date format is mm/dd/yyyy and you have a set of data with date format dd/mm/yyyy, the date will surely be shown as TEXT format in excel. This is because the format only recognizes dates if the first 2 digits is 12 and below (12 months).

    For example: the date "20/12/2017" will show as TEXT because the first 2 digits which represents the days is recognized by the system as month (which is beyond 12). In order to switch this to "12/20/2017" using a formula, you may try this one (considering that the date is in cell A1):

    =IF(ISTEXT(A1),DATEVALUE(MID(A1,FIND("/",A1,1)+1,FIND("/2",A1,1)-(FIND("/",A1,1)+1))&"/"&LEFT(A1,FIND("/",A1,1)-1)&"/"&MID(A1,FIND("/2",A1,1)+1,4)),DATEVALUE(DAY(A1)&"/"&MONTH(A1)&"/"&YEAR(A1)))

    Take note that the IF statement and ISTEXT condition are very important in this formula because there are dates that can still be considered as date even if the format is dd/mm/yyyy. A good example is "12/1/2017", which can be considered as

    mm/dd/yyyy = December 1, 2017

    dd/mm/yyyy = January 12, 2017

    Hope this helps.
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    Carlos Saludo · 1 years ago
    When your default date format is mm/dd/yyyy and you have a set of data with date format dd/mm/yyyy, the date will surely be shown as TEXT format in excel. This is because the format only recognizes dates if the first 2 digits is 12 and below (12 months).

    For example: the date "20/12/2017" will show as TEXT because the first 2 digits which represents the days is recognized by the system as month (which is beyond 12). In order to switch this to "12/20/2017" using a formula, you may try this one (considering that the date is in cell A1):

    =IF(ISTEXT(A1),DATEVALUE(MID(A1,FIND("/",A1,1)+1,FIND("/2",A1,1)-(FIND("/",A1,1)+1))&"/"&LEFT(A1,FIND("/",A1,1)-1)&"/"&MID(A1,FIND("/2",A1,1)+1,4)),DATEVALUE(DAY(A1)&"/"&MONTH(A1)&"/"&YEAR(A1)))

    Take note that the IF statement and ISTEXT condition are very important in this formula because there are dates that can still be considered as date even if the format is dd/mm/yyyy. A good example is "12/1/2017", which can be considered as

    mm/dd/yyyy = December 1, 2017

    dd/mm/yyyy = January 12, 2017

    Hope this helps.
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      xlnbi · 1 years ago
      Carlos, this is simply great, and you tackled a very valid scenario, of both formats of Date values
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    Janine · 2 years ago
    how do you change from 04.01.16 to 04.01.2016 and or just showing the Year 2016? thanks
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    FRANCIS MONDOL · 2 years ago
    I want to convert like that 15/07/2017 to 07/15/2017 how please help
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      Sunny · 2 years ago
      Thanks for ur question. To convert dd/mm/yyyy to mm/dd/yyyy, you can apply Text to Column to split the date into three columns, then apply the formula =C1&"/"&B1&"/"&D1 to combine them again. See screenshot:
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    Andre · 2 years ago
    How do I convert 29-09-2016 to 2016/09/29
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      Sunny · 2 years ago
      Kutools for Excel's Convert to Date can quickly help you to convert dd-mm-yyyy or other date formats to yyyy-mm-dd format. See screenshot please.
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    SURESH N · 2 years ago
    Hi,

    How do i convert to date format in excel from dd/mm/yyyy to dd.mm.yyyy
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      Carlos · 1 years ago
      Use Custom in Fomat Cells and declare the format "d.m.yyyy"
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    dinkar · 2 years ago
    Try this

    =IFERROR(IF(DAY(A2)>12,DAY(A2)&”/”&MONTH(A2)&”/”&YEAR(A2),VALUE(DATE(YEAR(A2),DAY(A2),MONTH(A2)))),IF((LEN(A2)=7),LEFT(RIGHT(A2,5),2)&"-"&LEFT(RIGHT(A2,8),1)&"-"&RIGHT(A2,2),LEFT(RIGHT(A2,5),2)&"-"&LEFT(RIGHT(A2,8),2)&"-"&RIGHT(A2,2)))
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    Muhammad zahir · 2 years ago
    How do I convert the date format :
    01/01/2017 to 01/01/17
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    sandeep · 2 years ago
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    19/6/1979
    27/9/1986
    16/5/1985
    18/8/87
    14/6/1983
    25/7/1987
    14/08/1972
    21/8/1960
    28/5/1973
    26/6/1990
    22/11/1988
    26/12/1994
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    14/9/1993
    18/8/1971
    24/8/1980
    19/1/1995
    29/2/1992
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    18/4/1985
    21/8/1982
    15/6/1988
    26/6/1986
    20/6/1978
    15/7/1981
    23/1/1968
    21/6/1986

    How to change date in to mm/dd/yyyy

    am also try in format cells changes but not working

    please tell me any idea ,pls
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      sunflower · 2 years ago
      There is no direct way to solve your problem, if you have any interest in addin, you can apply Kutools' Convert to Date utility, which can quickly convert the date dd/mm/yyyy to mm/dd/yyyy, it is free for 60 days. For m[quote name="sandeep"]17/1/1989
      19/6/1979
      27/9/1986
      16/5/1985
      18/8/87
      14/6/1983
      25/7/1987
      14/08/1972
      21/8/1960
      28/5/1973
      26/6/1990
      22/11/1988
      26/12/1994
      28/6/1988
      16/9/1974
      301/1990
      14/9/1993
      18/8/1971
      24/8/1980
      19/1/1995
      29/2/1992
      16/7/1975
      22/6/190
      18/4/1985
      21/8/1982
      15/6/1988
      26/6/1986
      20/6/1978
      15/7/1981
      23/1/1968
      21/6/1986

      How to change date in to mm/dd/yyyy

      am also try in format cells changes but not working

      please tell me any idea ,pls[/quote]
      ore detail, you can visit this https://www.extendoffice.com/product/kutools-for-excel/excel-convert-text-to-date.html
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    Naveen · 3 years ago
    =(MID(A6,4,2)&"/"&LEFT(A6,2)&"/"&RIGHT(A6,2))+0 use the formula to convert the format
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    jessy · 3 years ago
    How do change month/date/year to date/month/year
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    Dela · 3 years ago
    How do I convert the date format :

    Eg: 8/10/15 to 08/10/2015
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    Mike · 3 years ago
    You could do that or you can simply select the column and do a find and replace on the "." and replace with "/". Then just right click on the selected column and change the format to date.