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How to convert yyyy-mm-dd-to standard date in Excel?

Author: Sun Last Modified: 2020-10-09

If the worksheets you imported contain dates formatted as yyyy-mm-dd, how can you convert these dates to the standard date formatting mm/dd/yyyy for working? Here I introduce some tricks on solving this.

Convert yyyy-mm-dd to mm/dd/yyyy with formulas

Convert yyyy-mm-dd to mm/dd/yyyy with Kutools for Excel

Convert yyyy-mm-dd to mm/dd/yyyy with formulas

The following two formulas can convert the yyyy-mm-dd date format to the standard date format.

Select a cell which you will place the new date format, choose one of below formulas, then press Enter kety.


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Convert yyyy-mm-dd to mm/dd/yyyy with Kutools for Excel

If there are dates with multiple formats you want to convert to standard date format, you can try to apply Convert to Date utility of Kutools for Excel.

Kutools for Excel, with more than 300 handy functions, makes your jobs more easier. 

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

Select the dates you want to convert, click Kutools > Content > Convert to Date.
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Then all selected dates have been converted to standard date format.
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If you want to recover the conversion, you can select the dates in the Convert to Date dialog, click Recover.

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