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calc date separator [closed]

asked 2013-03-10 15:37:05 +0100

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updated 2015-10-26 19:35:54 +0100

Alex Kemp gravatar image

In LibOffice 3.5.1 I could format a cell as Date | Dec 31, then enter a date such as 3-10 and it would convert to Mar 10. In my newly installed LibOffice 3.6.4.3, the format requires that the separator be a slash (/) rather than a hyphen (-). Why the change? Why not accept either? Sincerely/TheOldGrouch

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answered 2013-03-11 06:18:43 +0100

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In Version 3.6.5.2 (Build ID: 5b93205)

I can enter dates like 13-3-11 or 13/3/11 and get the date in the format of the cell which could be e.g. mmm dd leading to Mar 10. Thus all works fine.

However, I need to enter yy/m/d or yy-m-d. If I only use m/d or m-d the entered string is not recognized as a date but as text.

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answered 2013-03-11 00:43:09 +0100

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They changed alot from 3.6 to 3.6 in date acceptance pattern. Check out this question and the answers from manj_k.

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