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Timestamp imported to excel

I am attempting to make a graph of Open-Rate-by-Time in excel.  I export the data from the Open Rate tab, and when I open in Excel the timestamp is read as 1/23/2018 7:08pm.  Excel reads this as text, not a date, and there is no way to auto format a large dataset.  If you simply add a space before the pm, so the date reads 1/23/2018 7:08 pm, all of a sudden excel recognizes that as a time/date, and you regain all functionality.

 

Is there an easy way to add that space to my dataset?  Or better, will Constant Contact just reformat so every export shows properly?

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Re: Timestamp imported to excel

Hey @StevenC880,

 

Welcome back to the Community! Thank you for reaching out to us. This is a great question. So in order to get the Excel spread sheet to recognize it as a time/date, you would need to do a 'Find and Replace'. Find and replace.PNG

Having that extra space added should fix it for you! I will also be submitting this as a feature request so that this step won't be necessary.

Please let us know if you have any further questions.

 

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