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#1 valley_girl1919


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Posted 01 March 2011 - 06:30 PM

Hi! I am having problems with saving a excel document as a .csv file. I open an excel file and right click on a cell and select format cells and then I select custom and type in mm/dd/yyyy for the date format I need and select okay, so when I type in a date like 05/05/2005 it will stay that way in excel. After this I click save and save file type to .csv, but before saving a message pops up saying "may contain features that are not compatible with CSV" and it will not let me save in .csv format. The thing is that a certain company needs the .csv format and when I send it they need the dates i enter to be in 00/00/0000 cell format. Does anyone know of a way to save a .csv file with the date being formatted that way?

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 06:47 PM

When you enter the date into a cell in EXCEL put a ' symbol in front of it. So you would type '05/05/2005 into the cell and press enter. Then you should be able to save it as a CSV file.
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Posted 11 March 2011 - 03:35 PM

"may contain features that are not compatible with CSV"

Usually this is just a warning also to make you aware that .csv isn't going to retain your formatting (like colours and such). Hope the above post helps anyhow, I believe it will solve your problem.

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