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Converting Text to Date


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Hello,

I've imported a .csv file that has the date formatted as yyyy-mm-dd, it imported into FMP as a text field. Is there a way to convert that field to a date with the mm-dd-yyyy date format? I've searched the forums and couldn't find anything specifically talking about it.

 

Thanks,

Jim

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 create a calculation field

remember to back up first.

 

Let([
adj =Substitute ( YourImportedTextField ; "/" ; ¶ ) ;
month = GetValue ( adj ; 2 ) ;
day = GetValue ( adj ; 3 ) ;
year = GetValue ( adj ; 1 )
];
Date ( month ; day ; year )
)

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Or, actually, since the OP indicated that the incoming data is separated by dashes rather than slashes, change Robert Taylor's calculation to 

adj =  Substitute(YourImportedTextField; "-"; ¶);

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