If you have in a cell with date and time (like the use of the NOW function) it's easy to split them with these 2 techniques.
- With FORMULAE
- With POWER QUERY
How to split the date with formulas?
Let's start from the following document where you have in column A Date & Time
We want to split
- The date in column B
- And the time in column C
To perform this separation, we must keep in mind that 1 represents 1 day.
Time is a fraction of a day, for example, 0.33333 is 8 hours (1/3 of a day). Have a look at this article about the Date and Time format.
Step 1: Extract only the date
So, to extract the date, you just have insert your value in column A in the INT function.
INT means integer, so you extract the whole part of the cell in column A. And the whole number is the date (the decimal part is the time).
It is possible that you need to change the format of the column B to display the format 'Date'.
Step 2: Extract the time
To extract the time, simply subtract the data in column A with the entire value calculated in column B.
Again, it is possible that you have to change the format of the column C to display the cell format to 'Time'
And the final result is
How to split a date with Power Query?
With Power Query, the techniques is more simple. Let's start with these dates embedded in a Table.
Step 1: Load your dates to Power Query
Once your data are in a Table, you can load them to Power Query with the menu Data > From Table / Range
And then, in Power Query, you can visualise your data in Power Query
Step 2: Change the type of your data
As you can see on the header, you have the symbol ABC/123. That means Power Query consider your data as "Any" ; not a text, not a date, not a number.
It's compulsory to change the type of your data to Date & Time
And then, the type of the data of your column is now "Date/Time" and the pictogram isn't the same
Step 3: Extract Date
Once the type of your data is Date and Time, it's very easy to extract the Date.
- Tab Add Column
- Then Date
- And finally Date Only
And the result is amazing; a new column with only the date
Step 4: Extract Time
Here, the technique is as simple as the previous step
- Select the column with Date and Time first
- Then, select the tab Add Column
- And Sub-Menu Time
- Finally, Time Only
And now, you have another column with the Time only