Am 06.09.2015 um 07:38 schrieb Leonardo Steller:
My Calc date format is MM/DD/YY and I need it like this DD/MM/YY.
I have to work with a table with several dates which are in format DD/MM/YY, for example 02/07/15
that corresponds to 02 July 2015. My problem is that Calc understands this date as 07 February
I tried with Right Click -> Format Cells and typing a format code DD/MM/YY, but it didn’t work
because Calc just change my date from 02/07/15 to 07/02/15, and it stills understand it as 07
I also went to LibreOffice -> Preferences -> Language Settings -> Languages, in the option Date
acceptance patterns I typed D/M/Y;D/M. This didn’t work neither.
I appreciate any help.
Thanks in advance.
Change the number format language from English(USA) to English(UK). But
most likely your cell values are text. The text "01/02/15" is not a date
No formatting option will ever change a single cell value. This is an
Any conversion from text to dates is "dangerous". You may end up with a
complete mess of wrong numbers and wrong text.
Simply do not enter/paste/import wrong data into your sheet. Then you
can format everything to your liking.
When you type dates, follow the "date acceptance pattern" in the
When you paste text into a spreadsheet or when you import text files,
_always_ check the "special numbers" option and choose the language
which reflects the cultural context of the ingoing text data, e.g.
English(USA) when the data contain M/D/Y dates.
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