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Have you ever had to extract a Date of Birth from an ID Number?

A client of ours once accidentally deleted all their respective Client Birthdays. They were incredibly relieved when they were introduced to the following Formula:

=DATE(LEFT(A2,2),MID(A2,3,2),MID(A2,5,2))

Simply copy and paste the above formula into cell A2 of an Excel Spreadsheet, pop your ID Number into cell A1 and it will extract the D.O.B.

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When we capture a South African ID Number, Excel recognizes it as numeric and displays it to the right of the cell. Up until recently this has not been an issue, but as Generation-Z, or more specifically those born between 2000 and 2009, start creeping into our Databases it has now become a problem.

For Example: A Generation-Z ID of 0105145027085, when entered in Excel converts to a Number and displays as 105145027085! Excel hi...

Most of us know the classic Formatting Shortcuts like ctrl + B for Bold and ctrl + U for Underline, but in Excel where we work mostly with Numerical Content, Number Formatting Keyboard Shortcuts can come in very handy!

I’ve always known that they exist, but when I put together our Excel Top 40 Keyboard Shortcuts course recently, I became more aware them and have used them extensively ever since, especially Ctrl + $ for currency...

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