 # Converting Text, Which Represents Date and Time, Into Proper Date and Time Values

Problem:

Column A contains strings which represent dates and times that have been formatted as "mmm d yyyy h:mm:ss PM/AM".
We want to extract the date and time from each string, place them in separate cells, and convert them into properly formatted date and time values.

Solution:

To extract dates, use the MID, LEFT, FIND, and SUBSTITUTE functions as shown in the following formula:
=(--(MID(A2,5,2)&" "&LEFT(A2,3)&" "&MID(A2,FIND(" ",SUBSTITUTE(
A2," ","",1))+2,4)))
Enter the above formula in column B and format as "mm/dd/yyyy".

To extract times, use the MID, FIND, and SUBSTITUTE functions as shown in the following formula:
=(--(MID(A2,FIND(" ",SUBSTITUTE(A2," ","",1))+7,255)))
Enter the above formula in column C and format as "h:mm PM/AM".

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