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    Nov 14, 2013, 08:19 AM
    Create date from custom text string in excel
    I need to convert a custom text to date in excel

    If custom number is 137910O39

    1st 1 = Internet 2 = Phone
    2nd Year 3 = 13 and 4 = 14 etc
    3rd Month ID 7 = 0 and 8 = 1
    4th Month ID2 1 - 9 w/ 7 in 3rd place = Jan - Sept
    0 - 2 w/ 8 in 3rd place = Oct - Dec
    5th Day ID - 01 through 31
    6th
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    Nov 14, 2013, 08:26 AM
    Provide an example text string and the resulting date that would be derived from it, provide one for EVERY month of the year and include several years as well. Show us all the variations. I can't really follow the logic from what is given so far.
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    Nov 14, 2013, 09:43 AM
    Thank you for the reply, hope this makes it clear

    1st digit determines if it was Internet lead (1) or Phone (2)
    2nd digit determines year 3 = 2013 and 4 = 2014 etc
    3rd digit reads first 1st digit of 2 digit month where 7 = 0 and 8 = 1
    4th digit reads 2nd digit of 2 digit month so a 7 followed by 1-9 is Jan to Sept and 8 followed by 0-2 is Oct Dec
    5th and 6th digit are the 2 digit day of the month so 01 is 1st day and 25 is the 25th day

    137105P39 would equal 01/05/2013 and was an Internet lead
    237105P39 would equal 01/05/2013 and was an Phone lead
    137205P39 would equal 02/05/2013 and was an Internet lead
    237205P39 would equal 02/05/2013 and was an Phone lead
    137305P39 would equal 03/05/2013 and was an Internet lead
    237305P39 would equal 03/05/2013 and was an Phone lead
    137405P39 would equal 04/05/2013 and was an Internet lead
    237405P39 would equal 04/05/2013 and was an Phone lead
    137505P39 would equal 05/05/2013 and was an Internet lead
    237505P39 would equal 05/05/2013 and was an Phone lead
    137605P39 would equal 06/05/2013 and was an Internet lead
    237605P39 would equal 06/05/2013 and was an Phone lead
    137705P39 would equal 07/05/2013 and was an Internet lead
    237705P39 would equal 07/05/2013 and was an Phone lead
    137805P39 would equal 08/05/2013 and was an Internet lead
    237805P39 would equal 08/05/2013 and was an Phone lead
    137905P39 would equal 09/05/2013 and was an Internet lead
    237905P39 would equal 09/05/2013 and was an Phone lead
    138005P39 would equal 10/05/2013 and was an Internet lead
    238005P39 would equal 10/05/2013 and was an Phone lead
    138105P39 would equal 11/05/2013 and was an Internet lead
    238105P39 would equal 11/05/2013 and was an Phone lead
    138205P39 would equal 12/05/2013 and was an Internet lead
    238205P39 would equal 12/05/2013 and was an Phone lead

    147105P39 would equal 01/05/2014 and was an Internet lead
    247105P39 would equal 01/05/2014 and was an Phone lead
    147205P39 would equal 02/05/2014 and was an Internet lead
    247205P39 would equal 02/05/2014 and was an Phone lead
    147305P39 would equal 03/05/2014 and was an Internet lead
    247305P39 would equal 03/05/2014 and was an Phone lead
    147405P39 would equal 04/05/2014 and was an Internet lead
    247405P39 would equal 04/05/2014 and was an Phone lead
    147505P39 would equal 05/05/2014 and was an Internet lead
    247505P39 would equal 05/05/2014 and was an Phone lead
    147605P39 would equal 06/05/2014 and was an Internet lead
    247605P39 would equal 06/05/2014 and was an Phone lead
    147705P39 would equal 07/05/2014 and was an Internet lead
    247705P39 would equal 07/05/2014 and was an Phone lead
    147805P39 would equal 08/05/2014 and was an Internet lead
    247805P39 would equal 08/05/2014 and was an Phone lead
    147905P39 would equal 09/05/2014 and was an Internet lead
    247905P39 would equal 09/05/2014 and was an Phone lead
    148005P39 would equal 10/05/2014 and was an Internet lead
    248005P39 would equal 10/05/2014 and was an Phone lead
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    Nov 14, 2013, 02:11 PM
    Assuming those text strings are in A2 going down:

    B2: =DATEVALUE(MID(A2,3,2)-70 & "/" & MID(A2,5,2) & "/" & CHOOSE(MID(A2,2,1)+0,,, 2013, 2014))
    (format cell as Date)

    C2: =CHOOSE(LEFT(A2,1)+0, "Internet Lead", "Phone Lead")

    Copy B2:C2 downward.

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