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Parsing time to string results in date

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I’m trying to parse an excel sheet where one of the columns is time viz. 5:15PM, 7:10AM. I can store these values successfully as strings just by doing myTimeVar.toString().

However, when the time value has a space in between e.g. 5:15 PM and 7:10 AM, the toString() method returns a full blown date object as string. For instance, myTimeVar.toString() prints Sat Dec 30 1899 16:15:00 GMT-0500 (Eastern Standard Time) where myTimeVar is 5:15 PM (with a space in between time and PM).

I even tried avoiding toString() and using String() but no success.

More details here.

Issue Analytics

  • State:closed
  • Created 5 years ago
  • Comments:7 (4 by maintainers)

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DiegoZoracKycommented, Sep 4, 2018

Yes, excel has this kinda of weird behavior. Try to copy all the values of this column to the Notepad (or other text editor), select the entire column and change its type to Text, then paste back the values from Notepad. After that, hopefully you will have all the original data as text.

JaviPGcommented, Sep 21, 2020

Anybody found solution for convert date fields to string fields?

Currently I’m try solve it. If can i find way I’ll share it with you.

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