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How to convert date/time format cell to date only in Excel?

If you want to convert date-time format cell to date value only such as 2016/4/7 1:01 AM to 2016/4/7, this article can help you.

Convert date/time format cell to date only with formula

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Convert date/time format cell to date only with Kutools for Excel


One click to convert mm.dd.yyyy or other date format to mm/dd/yyyy format in Excel:

Click Kutools > Content > Convert to Date. The Kutools for Excel's Convert to Date utility helps you easily convert mm.dd.yyyy format (such as 01.12.2015) or Thursday, September 11, 2014 or other special date format to dd/mm/yyyy format in Excel. See below screenshot: Download the full feature 60-day free trail of Kutools for Excel now!

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Convert date/time format cell to date only with formula

The following formula will help you converting date/time format cell to date only in Excel.

1. Select a blank cell you will place the date value, then enter formula =MONTH(A2) & "/" & DAY(A2) & "/" & YEAR(A2) into the formula bar and press the Enter key.

2. You can see only the date value is populated in the selected cell based on the date/time cell. Keep selecting the date cell, then drag the Fill Handle down to display all dates based on other date/time cells. See screenshot:


Easily remove all times from dates with just several clicks

This section will show you how to easily remove all times from selected date cells with the Remove time from date utility of Kutools for Excel. Please do as follows.

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1. Select a blank cell for locating the date after removing time from (says C2). Click Kutools > Formula Helper > Remove time from date. See screenshot:

2. In the Formula Helper dialog box, select the cell with datetime you need to keep only date in the DateTime box, and then click the OK button. You can see the result is populated into cell C2. See screenshot:

3. Keep selecting the first result cell, then drag the Fill Handle down to get all results as you need as below screenshot shown:

Now all times are removed from specified dates.

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Convert date/time format cell to date only with Kutools for Excel

Here I recommend you a handy tool – Kutools for Excel. With its Apply Date Formatting utility, you can easily convert date/time format cell to any kind of date format as you need.

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1. Select the date/time format cell you need to display only the date value, then click Kutools > Format > Apply Date Formatting. See screenshot:

2. In the Apply Date Formatting dialog box, select a date format in the Date formatting box, and then click the OK button.

Now the date/time format cells are displayed as date value only. See screenshot:

Note: Although the date/time format cells are shown as date only, the displayed values in the Formula Bar are still date/time format. If you want to convert the displayed values in the formula bar to their actual value, please select them and click Kutools > To Actual. See screenshot:

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    kishan bhalala · 3 months ago
    I HAVE DATE IN 2024-05-01 17:38:06 FORMATE BUT I WANT TO CHANGE IN 24-05-2018 SO IT IS POSSIBLE PLEASE GIVE ANSWER AS SOON AS POSSIBLE
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      crystal · 3 months ago
      Good day,
      Sorry can't really understand what you said. Pease try to change the cell format to dd-mm-yyyy.
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    Jeff Guarino · 9 months ago
    does not work at all , only USA formats works. Normally you put the day first as 31/10/2018 Canada , UK, etc. which is Oct 31 2018 but Kutools does not work , it just assumes the US format is the original and doesn't ask or try to figure out, there is not 31 months so it should know that is the day. I guess I will uninstall Kutools and look for something else. It seems to me there is better program that recognizes any date formats and converts.
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    Anthony Woods · 1 years ago
    This works better: =DATE(YEAR(A2),MONTH(A2),DAY(A2))
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      taotao-Cris · 1 years ago
      This was good. I follow your example and applied also =TIME(HOUR(A2),MINUTE(A2),SECOND(A2)) so to place in a separated cell the time!
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    Rich · 2 years ago
    I think using ROUNDDOWN(A2,0) would be easier.
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    Connor · 2 years ago
    An easier formula would be
    =text(A2,"mm/dd/yyyy")
    Sello - for your issue just swap the mm and dd around.
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    Sello · 2 years ago
    hi there,

    I have tried this formula "=MONTH(A2) & "/" & DAY(A2) & "/" & YEAR(A2)" several times with no success. The date/time format that I seek to change is DD/MM/YYYY HH:MM format. So, I inserted the formula as =DAY(A2) & "/" & MONTH(A2) & "/" & YEAR(A2). Should I leave the space in between the '&' sign? The only result I achieve is #VALUE!

    Regards,
    Sello
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      Sonja · 8 months ago
      did you ever get an answer Sello? I'm having the same problem. Thanks!