Text format is showing as date

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We have field value APR-2644 however when we are exporting the data to excel 

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It seems that your field value APR-2644 is being interpreted as a date by Excel because it matches the format of “mmm-yyyy”.

To prevent this, you can try one of these methods:

Add an apostrophe (') before the text value, e.g., 'APR-2644

Format the cell as text before entering or pasting the value

Use the TEXT function to convert the value to text,

e.g., =TEXT(“APR-2644”,“@”)

Use the DATEVALUE function to convert the text value to a serial number and then apply a date format


I hope this helps.