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First thing's first: my spreadsheet's locale is properly set to UK:

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If I paste in the following date:

30/09/2013 21:15

Then click Format > Number > Date time

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Nothing changes. I also can't seem to sort by date.

  • Maybe I'm missing something, but the 30/09/2013 21:15 you're pasting in IS in dd/mm/yyyy. It matches the date time format in the drop down. – phantom42 Jan 27 '14 at 17:56
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    If I paste in your date after changing the spreadsheet settings it works fine for me. Alternatively try setting the number format of the cell first and then pasting in the data. – zelanix Jan 28 '14 at 2:23
  • @phantom42 Google spreadsheets adds seconds if it parses the date properly (note I originally said 'milliseconds', this isn't correct). I've re-tested on the latest Google Drive and pasting then changing the format works now. – mikemaccana Apr 20 '14 at 21:52
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This has now been resolved by Google Spreadsheets. Pasting in the date:

30/09/2013 21:15

And clicking Format > Number > Date time now immediately turns the cell into a date time cell (you can see this as it adds seconds).

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