Extracting a date from a text field
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Since the number of characters will remain fixed, we can use the character count directly. To convert text to date, you must use the DATE function, which has the format of DATE(YYYY, MM, DD). We will gather this information using the LEFT and MID functions. To make sure the result is recognized as a number and not text, we'll force it to a number using the VALUE function
=DATE(VALUE(LEFT([your text column]@row, 4)), VALUE(MID([your text column]@row, 6, 2)), VALUE(MID([your text column]@row, 9, 2)))
Be sure to insert your actual column name into the formula.
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