The professional blog of a Data and SIMS.net Administrator in a single-sex faith school. Contains the odd rant and bad geek joke.
When you output dates in SIMS with the Reporting tool, the results will come out as text and cannot be converted into a proper date with the number format window. This is a fix used in the SIMS Standard Portrait template to prevent Excel from throwing a fit and entering the data incorrectly. You can modify the template and remove the fix but that is best left to advanced users, there is a simpler option.
Let's take a date in the format "1 March 2012" in cell C2. You can