DATEVALUE function

This function will convert a date stored as text to a serial number that Excel uses for date values.



  • Text (required) –¬†This is the date stored as text you would like to convert to a serial number.


In this example we convert a few different text dates to the serial number.

=DATEVALUE("December 31, 2015")


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