How to convert text datetime format to real datetime format in Excel?
Sometimes, when you import some data from other applications to Excel worksheet, the datetime format will be recognized as text format instead of the real datetime format. In this case, how could you convert the text datetime format to normal datetime in Excel as below screenshot shown?
To convert the text datetime format cells to real datetime, the following formula may help you:
1. Please apply the below formula into a blank cell where you want to output the result:
2. Then, drag the fill handle down to the cells you want to apply this formula, and you will get the below screenshot shown:
3. And then, you should convert the decimal numbers to a datetime format, please right click the selected formula cells, and then choose Format Cells from the context menu, in the Format Cells dialog box, click Custom from the Category pane, and then choose m/d/yyyy h:mm format from the Type list box, see screenshot:
4. Then, click OK button, and all the text datetime cells have been converted to the real datetime format, see screenshot:
After installing Kutools for Excel, please do as this:
1. Select the cells with the text datetime you want to convert. And then click Kutools > Content > Convert to Date, see screenshot:
2. And then, you can see the text datetime cells have been converted to real datetime at once, see screenshots:
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