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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


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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 · 4 months ago
    thank you!
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    PURAN · 5 months ago
    To convert DD/MM/YYYY to financial year YYYY-YY
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    Haritha · 10 months 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 · 1 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.