How to convert to a date
I'm trying to get a text string from one column (lot code) converted into a date in another column. The first column contains numbers such as: 202405 Ideally the date column would read the first four digits as a year, and the last two as the month (all of the days can be the first). So far I have:
=DATE(LEFT([LOT CODE]@row, 4), RIGHT([LOT CODE]@row, 2), 01) but it keeps throwing an "invalid data type" error. I've used =istext() to check the data type of =LEFT([LOT CODE]@row, 4) and it confirms it is text. I assumed this would be a fairly straight forward task, but I can't seem to get it to cooperate. Maybe I'm missing something obvious
Any help is much appreciated
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