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mallen810

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Dec 9, 2016

Format Date Column

I am importing some sql data and it is bringing in the dates as data type Character and nominal model type (2017-11-01) and I am having an issue changing it to a workable date format such as (11/1/17). How do I reformat to this date type? I am attaching the data table for your review.

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txnelson

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Jun 22, 2012

Solution

Re: Format Date Column

Here is how to easily do what you want

1. Right click on the column header for pack_date and select Column  Info

2. In the Column Info window, change the Data Type from Character to Numeric

3. Click on the down arrow for the format and go to Date and select "m/d/y"

4. Click on the down arrow for the Input Format and go to Date and select "y/m/d"

5. Click on OK

Jim
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txnelson

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Jun 22, 2012

Solution

Re: Format Date Column

Here is how to easily do what you want

1. Right click on the column header for pack_date and select Column  Info

2. In the Column Info window, change the Data Type from Character to Numeric

3. Click on the down arrow for the format and go to Date and select "m/d/y"

4. Click on the down arrow for the Input Format and go to Date and select "y/m/d"

5. Click on OK

Jim
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mallen810

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Dec 9, 2016

Re: Format Date Column

Thanks for the quick response, worked perfectly.