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W dniu 2013-08-09 02:00, Brian Barker pisze:
At 00:03 09/08/2013 +0200, Gordom Noname wrote:
I have a series of data. Here you have a small sample (this data is
placed into a column A):

Each cell must be formatted into a proper date & time format. I'm
achieving this using the following formula in column B (the following
example corresponds to cell No A1):

As the result I get this in cell B1:
2013-08-01 17:27:13

My question: Is there a way to simplify the formula? However it works,
it doesn't seem to be very elegant right now.

I'd probably do something like
instead.  Only you can decide whether this is more elegant.

But notice that your formula does not create what I would call a "proper
date and time format", but instead a text string that looks like a date
and time value.  (So does my version, of course.)  To see the
difference, try adding 1 to the date and time value.  In your case you
will get the result 1, since the text string is treated as zero, but
adding one to a genuine date and time value produces a time exactly one
day later.  You can convert the result of either formula to a real date
and time using
and then formatting the result cell appropriately (as YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS).

You can build this idea into my version by using

But that leads to what is perhaps a simpler version:

Again, you need to format the result cell to display the date and time
as you wish to see them.

I trust this helps.

Brian Barker

Thanks for comments Brian.

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