How to quickly convert date format between European and US in Excel?
If you work in an international company, you will receive sheets from different counties every day which may record dates with different date formats. For example, the European counties record dates in the date format dd/mm/yyyy, while US record dates in the date format mm/dd/yyyy. In this case, how can you quickly convert the date format between European countries and US in Excel?
If the dates in the sheet you have received are formatted as texts, you can apply a formula to convert the dates from European to US.
Select a blank cell that you want to put the converted result at, enter this formula =DATE(VALUE(RIGHT(C2,4)), VALUE(MID(C2,4,2)), VALUE(LEFT(C2,2))), drag fill handle down to apply this formula to the cells. Then the dates of European countries have been converted to the date format of US. See screenshot:
In the formula, C2 is the date you want to convert from European texted date to US date.
If the dates you received are formatted as European or US dates, you can apply Format Cells function to quickly handle the conversion between European and US countries.
1. Select the dates you want to convert, and right click to select Format Cells from the context menu. See screenshot:
2. Then in the Format Cells dialog, under Number tab, and click Date form the Category list, and choose English(United States) from the Locale (location) drop down list, and go to the Type list to choose one date forma as you need.
3. Click OK. Now the European dates have been converted to US dates.
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