To format the date in the report as required after export to excel, please follow the below mentioned steps:
- Select the column with the dates in the Excel spreadsheet.
- Select Data tab on the menu bar and click the button that says ‘Text to Columns’. A wizard will now appear.
- Select ‘Delimited’ in Step 1 click ‘Next’, click ‘Next’ in Step 2. In Step 3, select the ‘Date:’ radio button. select ‘DMY’ from the drop down. click on Finish. The date will be formatted in the short date format.
- Select the column, right click and select Format cells. Under the Number tab you will be able to select Date, then you can choose the format you require.
Reviewed 31/01/2018 – Annabel Tuohy