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Making Transferwise CSV import correctly into Google Sheets

April 25, 2020

Transferwise is a cost-effective way to manage money in multiple currencies. There is unfortunately a small glitch in the date format it uses when exporting transactions as CSV.

It exports dates as DD-MM-YYYY, which is not understandable by Google Spreadsheets. This has caused me numerous headaches and calls from my accountant which could be traced back to, say a transaction having taken place on January 7th to appear on July 1st.

Let’s say my Transferwise date is in cell A1, here is how I transform it, in another cell:


(At first I tried using a custom function in Google Sheets App Scripts, but I’m moving away from those as too complex.)