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I am trying to get the year from a column of dates. I am using right(cell,4) and I get odd results
Cell formats are the same.
Is this another example of the paranormal?
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Convert the dates to "string" before using the "right" function.
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Supposing the dates are in column A and starting with row 2, and your Year formula is in B2:
Copy down. Done.
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In excel, what you see is not always the same data format that functions see. If in doubt, cast to another format or use a different function.
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