I can't believe I have to ask this, but here I am.
I have a Numbers (Numbers version 6.0 (6194)) sheet with data from an imported CSV file. One column is date/time info, formatted like so:
This is the correct date format in the country I am in. My Mac knows this, so I assume Numbers ought to.
I need to get rid of the time from this col. You'd think that would be pretty simple. I select the cells in that col (not including the header, in case that single plain text cell confuses things), then click
Cell, then under
Data Format I choose
Date & Time. No matter what
Time option I choose ... absolutely nothing happens. My selected column of dates does not change - the displayed text is in exactly the same format as it started as, as shown above.
I know there isn't, but it is as if there is an "Apply" button I am missing, so my chosen settings aren't actually applied. If I click another cell in the sheet, then back to one of the ones I just tried to format, the
Data Format has gone back to
Automatic, not whatever I just chose.
Searching for help turns up the official Apple guide which, AFAICT, tells me to do exactly what I am doing.
I also found this old question and answer right here on Stackexchange which seems again to be exactly what I am doing - though the answer suggests that typing in new dates will result in them being formatted as required. Maybe I can't reformat existing dates in the sheet? That makes no sense!
What am I missing?
I tried adding a new col and using a formula to generate a date without the time:
But it just shows an error:
The function “YEAR” expects a date, but cell A2 contains a string.