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I have a slight learning curve working here, is there a work around to importing spread sheet data without changing the type of data in the fields? i am importing some water test data along the rio grande and everything comes in fine except for the date field. date is formatted xx/xx/xxxx.

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How did you imported your data? Did you used a specific plug-in? CSV import or you attached one excel table? –  seba Sep 26 '12 at 17:22
    
i used the plugin XYtools –  Joshua Peterson Sep 26 '12 at 19:56
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Joshua, I suggest using a .csvt file, which is described nicely by @underdark in How to Specify Data Types of CSV Columns for use in QGIS.

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that does it, now to join and visualize. –  Joshua Peterson Sep 26 '12 at 19:43
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