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How to quickly extract part of date from cell in Excel?

Author: Sun Last Modified: 2020-07-23

This article is talking about extracting part of date from a cell in Excel. For example, you want to extract the year 2016, the month 6 and the day 1 separately from the given date 6/1/2016 as below screenshot shown.
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Extract part of date from cell with formula

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arrow blue right bubble Extract part of date from cell with formula

To extract year, month, day or weekday, week number from a given date, you can use following formulas:

Extract Year =YEAR(A2)
Extract Month =MONTH(A2)
Extract Day =DAY(A2)
Extract Weekday =WEEKDAY(A2) or =WEEKDAY(A2,1)
Extract Week Number =WEEKNUM(A2)

Select one of above formulas, and enter it into a blank cell and press Enter key to get extracted part, drag auto fill handle over the cells needed to apply the formula. See screenshot:
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arrow blue right bubble Extract part of date from cell with Kutools for Excel

With Kutools for Excel’s Apply Date Formatting can help you quickly convert the given dates to year, month, day or other date formatting as you want.

Kutools for Excel, with more than 300 handy functions, makes your jobs more easier. 

After free installing Kutools for Excel, please do as below:

1. Select the dates and click Kutools > Format > Apply Date Formatting. See screenshot:
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2. In the Apply Date Formatting dialog, choose the date formatting from the left pane, at the same time you can preview the converted result in right pane. See screenshot:
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3. Click Ok or Apply, the selected dates have been converted to the date formatting you choose.

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