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Since there isn't a ISDATE function in excel.

The following can be used to simulate the same, and avoid having to achieve the same with VBA's IsDate function:

STEPS:
1- Format the column (ex A) as text

2- Formula to check for valid dates:
=ISERROR(DATEVALUE(A1))

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