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Emily
07-26-2008, 08:34 PM
Recently I found someone use below formula to change calendar to Chinese Lunar Calendar in Excel 2007 ( some words are in Chinese Characters), but some date cannot be changed.

=TEXT(A1,"[$-130000]yy年m月"&IF(LEN(--TEXT(A1,"[$-130000]dd"))=1,"初","")&"d")

It is similar to the self defined date format [$-404] use in Tai Wan Excel Version. Anyone know where I can find the description for format [$-404] and [$-130000] ?

Thanks
Emily

Cross Post:
http://www.mrexcel.com/forum/showthread.php?p=1637075#post1637075

Emily
07-27-2008, 03:12 AM
Most likely [$-13000] is LCID similar to [$-404] but it is not in the list
http://www.microsoft.com/globaldev/reference/oslocversion.mspx#winVistaSKU

xld
07-27-2008, 04:08 AM
I don't know where you can find a list, but if you do a Format>Cells>Date and pick from Locale (location) list and then goto Custom, you can find the number applicable.

Emily
07-27-2008, 04:21 AM
Thanks xld

May be pcg01 from Mr. Excel gives me hint to solve my question.


Check the definition of an international format here:

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/excel/HA010346351033.aspx