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Pick Month out of a Date

Discussion in 'Ask an Excel Question' started by Shazz, Mar 20, 2017.

  1. Shazz

    Shazz Member

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    Hello All,

    I Have a Cell that has todays date in it "20 March 2017", I would like another cell to show just the Month i.e "March", is this possible at all??

    Shazz
    xx
  2. NARAYANK991

    NARAYANK991 Excel Ninja

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    Hi ,

    There are two ways to do this , one by using a data conversion formula , another by using a simpler formula , but changing the cell format.

    Using a formula such as :

    =TEXT(date , "mmmm")

    will display the text string March in the cell which contains this formula.

    Using a formula in B1 such as :

    =A1

    where A1 contains the date , and then formatting this cell B1 to mmmm will display March in B1 , even though B1 will contain a number 42814 ,which is equivalent to the date 20 March 2017.

    Narayan
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  3. Shazz

    Shazz Member

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    Thanks, that worked great.

    Shazz
    xx

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