4 Replies Latest reply: Mar 21, 2013 6:47 PM by Badunit
gregmiata Level 1 (0 points)

I have opened a CSV file in Numbers that has a "Time" column that for some reason shows the current date plus the time value I need - "March 21, 2013 11:24:00 AM" for example. The cell is formatted so that only the time portion is displayed. I want to copy this to a new table but only take the time, not the date. Is this possible?

Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • Wayne Contello Level 6 (17,489 points)

    I think I would make a new table and format the whoe table as text (so no data conversion happen), then open the CSV file in a text editor, select all, copy, then paste into the Numbers table that is formatted as text.

  • gregmiata Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you and pardon my ignorance but when I do that it puts all of the data into one column per row. How do I then separate it out to different columns again?

  • Wayne Contello Level 6 (17,489 points)

    My bad... I think csv only IMPORTs properly (not by paste).  To paste you will also have to replace all "," (commas) with tabs.

  • Badunit Level 6 (11,615 points)

    There is no such thing as a Time-Only cell format in Numbers. But you can create a text string from the Date & Time.


    Let's say your date & time cells are in column B and are formatted to show only the time.

    In another column you can use a formula =B & "" 

    Or, in another table it would be =Table 1::B & ""


    This will make the time into a text string.