How to change date format from from MM/DD/YY to DD/MM/YYYY

  • I have a data in which I have a dates mentioned in MM/DD/YY which I want to convert it to DD/MM/YYYY, is there a easy way to convert the same.

  • The basic approach would be a simple RegEx Search&Replace:

    Search for: (\d{2})/(\d{2})/(\d{2,4})
    Replace with: \2/\1/\3

    Of course this is only a simple rearrangement of digits.

  • Ok, edits only allowed for 180 seconds, so I have to use a reply to self.

    Overlooked the conversion from “YY” to “YYYY”.

    search for : \d{2}/\d{2}/\d{2}
    replace with: \2/\1/20\3

    Works only for Dates in the 2000s, of course.

  • Hello Yusuf and Gerdb42,

    Gerdb42, I think that, annoyed about waiting 3 minutes to correct your post, your just omit the 3 groups to re-arrange the date :-))

    So, Yusuf, the correct Gerdb42 S/R is, of course :

    SEARCH : (\d{2})/(\d{2})/(\d{2})

    REPLACE : \2/\1/20\3



    P.S. :

    Oh ! Thinking about the 2000’s years, here is an other solution :

    SEARCH : (\d{2})/(\d{2})/(([0-4])\d|[5-9]\d)

    REPLACE : \2/\1/(?{4}20:19)\3

    So, supposing the year, written with TWO digits :

    • If the year is between the 00 and 49 values, we rewrite the string 20, followed by the year value

    • If the year is between the 50 and 99 values, we rewrite the string 19, followed by the year value

    For instance, the two dates :


    would be changed into :


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