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## How to convert date to ordinal date format in Excel?

Author: SunLast Modified: 2021-01-22
As we all known, you can format date as multiple format in Excel, such as 1/1/2016, 1-Jan-16 and so on. However, have you ever tried to convert the date to ordinal date format as below screenshot shown? Actually, in Excel, there is no direct way to format date as ordinal date format. But do not worry, here this article, introduces the tricks on converting date to ordinal date format in Excel.

Convert date to ordinal date format with formula
Convert date to ordinal date format with Defined Function
Convert date to ordinal date format with Kutools for Excel
Convert cardinal number to ordinal number with Kutools for Excel

#### Convert date to ordinal date format with formula

Here is a formula can help you convert date to ordinal.

Select a blank cell next to the date you want to convert to ordinal date format, C2 for instance, and enter this formula
=DAY(A2)&IF(OR(DAY(A2)={1,2,3,21,22,23,31}),CHOOSE(1*RIGHT(DAY(A2),1),"st","nd ","rd "),"th")&TEXT(A2,"mmmm, yyyy")
and then press Enter key, and drag the autofill handle over the cells you want to convert date to ordinal. See screenshot:

Now the dates have been converted to ordinal dates.

Note: In the formula, A2 is the date you want to convert to ordinal date, you can change it as you need.

#### Convert date to ordinal date format with Defined Function

Moreover, you also can apply Defined Function to convert standard date to ordinal date.

1. Press Alt + F11 keys to open Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

2. Click Insert > Module, and paste below code to the script.

Code: Convert date to ordinal

``````Function OrdinalDate(xDate As Date)
'UpdatebyExtendoffice20160705
Dim xDay As Integer
Dim xDayTxt As String
Dim xMonth As Integer
Dim xMonTxt As String
Dim xYear As Long

xDay=Day(xDate)
xMonth=Month(xDate)
xYear=Year(xDate)

Select Case xDay
Case 1: xDayTxt="st"
Case 2: xDayTxt="nd"
Case 3: xDayTxt="rd"
Case 21: xDayTxt="st"
Case 22: xDayTxt="nd"
Case 23: xDayTxt="rd"
Case 31: xDayTxt="st"
Case Else: xDayTxt="th"
End Select

xMonTxt=Switch(xMonth=1, " January", _
xMonth=2, " February", _
xMonth=3, " March", _
xMonth=4, " April", _
xMonth=5, " May", _
xMonth=6, " June", _
xMonth=7, " July", _
xMonth=8, " August", _
xMonth=9, " September", _
xMonth=10, " October", _
xMonth=11, " November", _
xMonth=12, " December")
OrdinalDate=xDay & xDayTxt & xMonTxt & " " & xYear
End Function``````

3. Save the code and close the VBA window, go back to select a cell which will place the converted date, and enter this formula =OrdinalDate(J2), press Enter key, then drag fill handle overt the cells you need. See screenshot:

Tip: in the formula, J2 is the date you want to convert to ordinal date, you can change as you need.

#### Convert date to ordinal date format with Kutools for Excel

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

In Kutools For Excel’s Formula Helper tool, you can use the Convert date to ordinal date feature to quickly change Excel date to ordinal.

1. Select a cell that used to place the ordinal date, click Kutools > Formula Helper > Date & Time > Convert date to ordinal date.

2. In the Formulas Helper dialog, choose or type the cell reference into Date section, in default, the cell reference is absolute, please change it to relative if you want to auto fill the formula to other cells by using auto fill handle.

3. Click Ok. Now the date has been changed to ordinal date. Select the result cell and drag auto fill handle over the cells to apply this formula.

#### Convert cardinal number to ordinal number with Kutools for Excel

In most of cases, you may want to convert numbers to ordinal numbers when you are ranking. In Excel, there is no built-in function can handle, but if you have Kutools for Excel – a handy add in tool, its Convert Number to Ordinal utility can do a favor for you.

Select the numbers you want to convert to ordinal, and click Kutools > Content > Convert Number to Ordinal. See screenshot:

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