Dates without dashes

February 7, 2012 at 16:39:20
Specs: Windows XP
how do you enter dates without dashes

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February 7, 2012 at 16:56:39

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February 8, 2012 at 10:24:04
Thank you for your response. Great info but, not what I was looking for in this instance. My fault - I should have clarified. I'm dealing with serial numbers in Excel. Does anyone know a way to enter a date into a date-formatted cell so that Excel takes the value as a regular date instead of translating it. For example, I want to enter '020111' and have Excel translate that as '02/01/11' rather than '01/22/1955'. I'm trying to avoid entering the slashes myself.

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February 8, 2012 at 10:39:51
You can use a Custom Format of:


BUT, you CAN NOT use the result in any type of Date Math.


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February 8, 2012 at 10:54:57
Thank you so much! It works beautifully - don't need to do any math with these!

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