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Am 12.09.2012 07:23, JAMES MAJESKI wrote:
Two digit years have always been a problem. I always presume that the use two
digit years was obsolete after the Y2K publicity, but bad habits continue.
We are no longer in the era of eighty column punch cards, so there is no
excuse for two digit years.

A spreadsheet does not store 2-digit years nor 4 digits. All spreadsheets store numbers and nothing but numbers (or text). A date in a spreadsheet program is an integer day number (unless it is a string). Day zero is 1899-12-30, day 40,000 was 2009-07-06, today is day 41164. Today's So there can not be any problem with 2-digit years. Format the numbers to your liking so they show 2-digit years, 4-digit years or no year at all. But that will not change the cell value. If you really need to export your currently active sheet into plain text you can apply any format you want.

Why csv? Which application do you try to exchange data with?

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