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using readtable to convert columns containing dates to datetime

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Mailinh Nguyen
Mailinh Nguyen on 4 Nov 2020
Answered: Akira Agata on 4 Nov 2020
I need to convert columns containing dates in the xlsx file to datetime format using readtable()
This is what have so far, but there is an error.
T = readtable('US_Presidents.xlsx'); %Create a table by reading from a file.
datetime(US_Presidents.BirthDate,'InputFormat', 'yyyy-MM-dd');

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Akira Agata
Akira Agata on 4 Nov 2020
Like this?
T = readtable('US_Presidents.xlsx','PreserveVariableNames',true);
T.("Birth Date") = datetime(T.("Birth Date"));
T.("Death Date") = datetime(T.("Death Date"));
T.("Date took office") = datetime(T.("Date took office"));
T.("Date left Office") = datetime(T.("Date left Office"));

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