DATE function

2016-05-31

This function will convert a day, month and year to a serial number that Excel uses for date values.

Syntax

DATE(Year, Month, Day)

  • Year (required) – This is the year number from 1900 to 9999.
  • Month (required) – This is the month number from 1 to 12.
  • Day (required) – This is the day number from 1 to 31.

Example

In this example we create a few dates by reference to a year, month and day. Notice that if we use a month greater than 12 or a day greater than the actual number of days in the month, then the result rolls over into the next month or year.

=DATE(A2,B2,C2)

DATE

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John MacDougall

John MacDougall

John is a Microsoft MVP and freelance consultant and trainer specializing in Excel, Power BI, Power Automate, Power Apps and SharePoint. You can find other interesting articles from John on his blog or YouTube channel.

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