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    add zero to cells with cells with less that 8 characters

    I receive a csv file from a client that I have to massage in order to import into my system.
    The issue is:
    The file has a column with date of birth with a format of mmddyyyy. I need the format to be mm/dd/yyyy

    I am trying to use the formula below (inserted via vba)

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    =LEFT(E2, 2)&" / "&MID(E2, 3, 2) & " / "&RIGHT(E2, 4)
    If month is 2 digits it works fine (see below)
    10222017 returns 10 / 22 / 2017


    If month is digit it does not work (see below)
    9022017 returns 90 / 22 / 2017

    My thought was to add a leading 0 to the cells where the month is 1 digit....Not sure how to do this either.
    I have tried multiple formats with no success.

    Is there an easier way to convert this?
    How can I add a leading zero based on the number of characters?


    Thanks in advance for your help.

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    Welcome to the forum! If data in A2 and down:
    Code:
    Sub cDates()
      Dim r As Range, c As Range
      Set r = Range("A2", Cells(Rows.Count, "A").End(xlUp))
      For Each c In r
        c.Value = DateSerial(Right(c, 4), Left(c, Len(c) - 6), Left(Right(c, 6), 2))
        c.NumberFormat = "mm/dd/yyyy"
      Next c
    End Sub

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    =TEXT(RIGHT("00"&A2;8);"00\/00\/0000")

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