Excel users frequently want to change the date format in one or more columns. For example to change between 2 of these formats:
31 Jan 2020
Thursday 31 January 2020
You can do this easily in Easy Data Transform:
A blue transform item is added and selected.
In the Right pane:
You can now see that the date format has been changed in the selected columns.
Note that Easy Data Transform inputs dates from Excel in yyyy-mm-dd format, regardless of how they are displayed in Excel.
For more details about Date Format options see the Date Format documentation.
Ensuring that the blue transform item is selected, click the To File button at the bottom of the Left pane to create a new output file (you might have to scroll down to see it). Choose Excel as the file type.
If you need to change large numbers of Excel sheets you can do it in a single operation using the batch processing feature.
Easy Data Transform allows you to combine multiple transforms, such as Date Format, to quickly and easily create complex data transformations. For example, you can also combine columns, split columns, merge spreadsheets and dedupe rows, much more easily than you can in Excel. Easy Data Transform can process millions of rows, and input and output in multiple formats.
v1.32.0 for Windows 11 / 10 / 8 / 7 (43 MB)
v1.32.1 for Mac 12.x to 10.13 (44 MB)
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