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Convert Excel date format from dd/mm/yyyy to mm/dd/yyyy

Author: Sun Last Modified: 2024-07-17

Managing date formats in Excel can often be challenging, especially when collaborating internationally or migrating data between systems that use different date conventions. This guide demonstrates practical methods to convert date formats from dd/mm/yyyy to mm/dd/yyyy, ensuring your data aligns with the expected standards in environments that prefer the U.S. date format.

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Convert dd/mm/yyyy to mm/dd/yyyy with Formulas

There is a formula that can quickly convert dd/mm/yyyy to mm/dd/yyyy date format.

Select a blank cell next to the dates you want to convert, type the below formula, and drag fill handle over the cells which need to use this formula.

=DATE(VALUE(RIGHT(A9,4)), VALUE(MID(A9,4,2)), VALUE(LEFT(A9,2)))

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Note: A9 is the date you use to convert.


One click to convert dd/mm/yyyy to mm/dd/yyyy with Kutools

For those looking for a quicker, more efficient way to handle date conversions, Kutools for Excel offers a powerful Convert to Date feature. This tool allows you to transform various date format into mm/dd/yyyy format with just a single click, eliminating the complexity and potential errors of manual conversions.

After downloading and installing Kutools for Excel, you need to do as follows.

  1. Select the range of cells containing the dd/mm/yyyy formatted dates you wish to convert. Then, navigate to Kutools > Content > Convert to Date.
  2. All selected dates will be immediately converted to the mm/dd/yyyy format.
    Following the conversion, a Convert to Date dialog box will appear, displaying details of the conversion. From this dialog, you can choose to revert any changes if necessary, or simply close the dialog once the conversion process is complete.
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Note: To use this feature, you should have Kutools for Excel installed on your computer. Go to download Kutools for Excel to get a 30-day free trial with no limitations.

Convert dd/mm/yyyy to mm/dd/yyyy with Text to Column

Also, you can split the date format into columns by the Text to Columns feature, and then combine with a formula with the new order.

1. Select the dates you want to convert, and click Data > Text to Columns. See screenshot:
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2. In Step 1 of Convert Text to Columns Wizard, check Delimited option. See screenshot:
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3. Click Next, and check Other, and type / into the next to text box. See screenshot:
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4. Click Next, and select a cell to output the data in Destination box. See screenshot:
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5. Click Finish. Then the dates have been split into columns.
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6. Select a blank cell, and type this formula =C1&"/"&B1&"/"&D1, drag auto fill handle down to the cells needed this formula.

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Note: In the formula, C1, B1 and D1 are the delimited cells.


Efficiently managing date formats in Excel enhances data clarity and ensures consistency across reports and analyses. By adopting these methods, you can effortlessly convert dates from dd/mm/yyyy to mm/dd/yyyy, suiting your project needs or regional preferences. For those eager to delve deeper into Excel's capabilities, our website boasts a wealth of tutorials. Discover more Excel tips and tricks here.

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How to change from MM/DD/YYYY to DD/MM/YYYY?
Thanks
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This is my most adaptable decoder for a MM/DD/YYYY date:

=DATE(RIGHT(A2,4),LEFT(A2,SEARCH("/",A2) -1),MID(A2,SEARCH("/",A2)+1,LEN(A2)-(5+SEARCH("/",A2))))
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Use following Formula
=IFERROR(IF(DAY(B2)>12,DAY(B2)&”/”&MONTH(B2)&”/”&YEAR(B2),VALUE(DATE(YEAR(B2),DAY(B2),MONTH(B2)))),DATE(VALUE(RIGHT(B2,4)), VALUE(MID(B2,4,2)), VALUE(LEFT(B2,2))))
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How to I convert or change a date format?
MM/DD to DD/MM/YYYY
Example: Dec/1 to 01/12/2021
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Hello, Karthik, convert MM/DD to DD/MM/YYYY, only select the dates cells, then press Ctrl + 1 to enable the Format Cells dialog, then under Number tab, then choose Custom in the Category list, and go to right section, type dd/mm/yyyy into the Type textbox, click OK. Now the dates are converted to the date format as you need. 
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How about if the date comes with time? Like this 1/5/2021 8:26:00 AM, how to make it to 5/1/2021 8:26:00 AM, please help, thank you. The date is supposed to be May 1 not January 5, thanks!
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Hi, Joy. Just use Text to Columns to split them by / , for example, 1/5/2021 8:26:00 AM will be split into 1 5 and 2021 8:26:00 AM, then use the formula to combine them.
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