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Problems can occur when importing dates due to the different ways applications store them.
Examples of this might be: - Sentori preventing you from mapping the column by displaying an error when you try. - day and month parts of your values are swapped, giving you either a different date date or an invalid one, e.g. if your data was intended to represent 1st February 2000 it might be incorrectly interpreted as 2nd January 2000.
This article describes how to ensure your date values are correctly imported into Sentori.
Dates being imported must be in the format DD/MM/YYYY
Some examples of this:
|Value||Date it Represents|
|25/12/2010||25th December 2010|
|01/03/1980||1st March 1980|
While your data may appear to be in the required DD/MM/YYYY format when you open an Excel spreadsheet file, it may not actually be stored in the correct way for Sentori to access it.
To ensure it is, the simplest option is to use Excel's “Text to Columns” feature.
Use these options:
Step 1 of 3 Choose "Delimited". Click Next.
Step 2 of 3 Leave all the default settings. Click Next.
Step 3 of 3 Select "Date" and "DMY". Click Finish.