Translating Date Formats

We have Smartsheet integrated with another system and pulling data across into Smartsheet.  Currently the date format that is coming across is (YYYY-MM-DD) and I want to translate that into my local profile date format of (MM/DD/YY).  Is there a function or formula that allows me to do this?  I have been unsuccessful in my searches for figuring this out.

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  • Andrée Starå
    Andrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi Mark,

    There isn't a specific function to translate the date format, but it can be set up with the help of some helper columns.

    Can you describe your process in more detail and maybe share the sheet(s) or some screenshots? That would make it easier to help. (share too, [email protected])

    I hope this helps you!

    Have a fantastic week & Happy Holidays!

    Best,

    Andrée Starå

    Workflow Consultant @ Get Done Consulting

    SMARTSHEET EXPERT CONSULTANT & PARTNER

    Andrée Starå | Workflow Consultant / CEO @ WORK BOLD

    W: www.workbold.com | E:[email protected] | P: +46 (0) - 72 - 510 99 35

    Feel free to contact me for help with Smartsheet, integrations, general workflow advice, or anything else.

  • Andrée Starå
    Andrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi again Mark,

    I solved it with the help of some helper columns, but I'm looking at making it less complicated. I'll get back to you.

    Best,

    Andrée Starå

    Workflow Consultant @ Get Done Consulting

    SMARTSHEET EXPERT CONSULTANT & PARTNER

    Andrée Starå | Workflow Consultant / CEO @ WORK BOLD

    W: www.workbold.com | E:[email protected] | P: +46 (0) - 72 - 510 99 35

    Feel free to contact me for help with Smartsheet, integrations, general workflow advice, or anything else.

  • Andrée Starå
    Andrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Try this.

    Place the formula below in the column where you want the converted date format to be. OrgDate is the date that you want to convert.

    =IF(LEN(MONTH(OrgDate@row)) = 1; "0" + MONTH(OrgDate@row); MONTH(OrgDate@row)) + "/" + IF(LEN(DAY(OrgDate@row)) = 1; "0" + DAY(OrgDate@row); DAY(OrgDate@row)) + "/" + RIGHT(YEAR(OrgDate@row); 2 + IF(YEARDAY(OrgDate@row) < 10; "00"; IF(YEARDAY(OrgDate@row) < 100; "0")))    

    The same version but with the below changes for your and others convenience.    

    =IF(LEN(MONTH(OrgDate@row)) = 1, "0" + MONTH(OrgDate@row), MONTH(OrgDate@row)) + "/" + IF(LEN(DAY(OrgDate@row)) = 1, "0" + DAY(OrgDate@row), DAY(OrgDate@row)) + "/" + RIGHT(YEAR(OrgDate@row), 2 + IF(YEARDAY(OrgDate@row) < 10, "00", IF(YEARDAY(OrgDate@row) < 100, "0")))

    Depending on your country you’ll need to exchange the comma to a period and the semi-colon to a comma.

    Did it work?

    Have a fantastic week & Happy Holidays!

    Best,

    Andrée Starå

    Workflow Consultant @ Get Done Consulting

    SMARTSHEET EXPERT CONSULTANT & PARTNER

    Andrée Starå | Workflow Consultant / CEO @ WORK BOLD

    W: www.workbold.com | E:[email protected] | P: +46 (0) - 72 - 510 99 35

    Feel free to contact me for help with Smartsheet, integrations, general workflow advice, or anything else.

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