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How to Quickly convert date to words in Excel?

In general, we usually convert the date to other date formats or digits in Excel, but have you ever encountered a problem about converting the date to English words as below screenshot shown? Actually, there is no built-in function that can handle it but a VBA code.
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Convert date to word with Defined Function


Convert date to word with Defined Function

Here is a macro code that can do you a favor on converting dates to words.

1. Enable the sheet you use and press Alt + F11 keys to open Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

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

VBA: Convert date to word

Function DateToWords(ByVal xRgVal As Date) As String
'UpdatebyExtendoffice20170926
    Dim xYear As String
    Dim Hundreds As String
    Dim Decades As String
    Dim xTensArr As Variant
    Dim xOrdArr As Variant
    Dim xCardArr As Variant
    xOrdArr = Array("First", "Second", "Third", _
                   "Fourth", "Fifth", "Sixth", _
                   "Seventh", "Eighth", "Nineth", _
                   "Tenth", "Eleventh", "Twelfth", _
                   "Thirteenth", "Fourteenth", _
                   "Fifteenth", "Sixteenth", _
                   "Seventeenth", "Eighteenth", _
                   "Nineteenth", "Twentieth", _
                   "Twenty-first", "Twenty-second", _
                   "Twenty-third", "Twenty-fourth", _
                   "Twenty-fifth", "Twenty-sixth", _
                   "Twenty-seventh", "Twenty-eighth", _
                   "Twenty-nineth", "Thirtieth", _
                   "Thirty-first")
    xCardArr = Array("", "One", "Two", "Three", "Four", _
                   "Five", "Six", "Seven", "Eight", "Nine", _
                   "Ten", "Eleven", "Twelve", "Thirteen", _
                   "Fourteen", "Fifteen", "Sixteen", _
                   "Seventeen", "Eighteen", "Nineteen")
    xTensArr = Array("Twenty", "Thirty", "Forty", "Fifty", _
               "Sixty", "Seventy", "Eighty", "Ninety")
    xYear = CStr(Year(xRgVal))
    Decades = Mid$(xYear, 3)
    If CInt(Decades) < 20 Then
        Decades = xCardArr(CInt(Decades))
    Else
        Decades = xTensArr(CInt(Left$(Decades, 1)) - 2) & "-" & _
                xCardArr(CInt(Right$(Decades, 1)))
    End If
        Hundreds = Mid$(xYear, 2, 1)
    If CInt(Hundreds) Then
        Hundreds = xCardArr(CInt(Hundreds)) & " Hundred "
    Else
        Hundreds = ""
    End If
    DateToWords = xOrdArr(Day(xRgVal) - 1) & _
                  Format$(xRgVal, " mmmm ") & _
                  xCardArr(CInt(Left$(xYear, 1))) & _
                  " Thousand " & Hundreds & Decades
End Function

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3. Save the code and go back to the sheet, select a cell which you will output the result in, type this formula =DateToWords(A1) (A1 is the date you use), press Enter key and drag auto fill handle to over the cells you need. See screenshot:
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datetowords Formula has not working in all exall files
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Sorry, could you tell me which type of excel files cannot work?
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This puts a hyphen after decades over 20 that end in zero.
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Fixed the hyphen after the 20, 30, 40, etc.

Add this after "If CInt(Decades) < 20 Then
Decades = xCardArr(CInt(Decades))"

ElseIf CInt(Decades) Like "*0" Then
Decades = xTensArr(CInt(Left$(Decades, 1)) - 2)
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Well, its work, nice, but some problems of format are here, as 1975 (Nineteen Thousands Seventy-Five) not (One Thousands Nine Hundred Seventy-Five), But in 20+ case the format is correct as 2011 (Two Thousands Eleven), and also the second problem is (singular/plural), here (One Thousands, Two Thousand, One Hundreds, Nine Hundred), Please solve these, thanks
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Excellent...
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its work good but i want for 90's "Nineteen Hundred " not "One thousand Nine hundred "... thanks!
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Sorry, zia khan, I do not what you mean that convert 90 to nineteen hundred. The VBA only can convert date to words, the Split Out Number utiity convert numbers to English currency words
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"Nineteen Hundred" is spoken English, it's wrong actually.
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Hello can we also do this in word docx?
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date to word in gujarati language avilable ? please answer me. 9427909038
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I think it does not work for other languages except english.
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how to use this code in vb6 for a textbox
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Sir/Madam

It is very useful for me.

Really Amazing and helped to solve the problem within a minute.

Thank you for uploading this document. Very nice
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thank u for helping me . very useful in converting date of birth in word
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I would like to add text to the output, for instance, 1958 gets converted to One Thousand Nineteen Hundred Fifty Eight and I would like it to say One Thousand Nineteen Hundred and Fifty Eight. Can someone give me an example of how I can do this please?
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It is giving the #NAME? Error
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07/08/1998 SEVENTH AUGUST NINETEEN HUNDRED NINETY EIGHT
I need dob into words in upper format but i use this micros in excel i got this
07/08/1998 SEVENTH AUGUST ONE THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED NINETY-EIGHT which is not usefull
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Hi, MAX, I have modified the VBA, please try and let me know if it works. Thanks.
Function DateToWords(ByVal xRgVal As Date) As String
'UpdatebyExtendoffice20170926
    Dim xYear As String
    Dim Decades As String
    Dim years As String
    Dim xTensArr As Variant
    Dim xyearArr As Variant
    Dim xOrdArr As Variant
    Dim xCardArr As Variant
    xOrdArr = Array("First", "Second", "Third", _
                   "Fourth", "Fifth", "Sixth", _
                   "Seventh", "Eighth", "Nineth", _
                   "Tenth", "Eleventh", "Twelfth", _
                   "Thirteenth", "Fourteenth", _
                   "Fifteenth", "Sixteenth", _
                   "Seventeenth", "Eighteenth", _
                   "Nineteenth", "Twentieth", _
                   "Twenty-first", "Twenty-second", _
                   "Twenty-third", "Twenty-fourth", _
                   "Twenty-fifth", "Twenty-sixth", _
                   "Twenty-seventh", "Twenty-eighth", _
                   "Twenty-nineth", "Thirtieth", _
                   "Thirty-first")
    xCardArr = Array("", "One", "Two", "Three", "Four", _
                   "Five", "Six", "Seven", "Eight", "Nine", _
                   "Ten", "Eleven", "Twelve", "Thirteen", _
                   "Fourteen", "Fifteen", "Sixteen", _
                   "Seventeen", "Eighteen", "Nineteen")
    xTensArr = Array("Twenty", "Thirty", "Forty", "Fifty", _
               "Sixty", "Seventy", "Eighty", "Ninety")
    xYear = CStr(Year(xRgVal))
    
    
      xyearArr = Array("", "One", "Two", "Three", "Four", _
                   "Five", "Six", "Seven", "Eight", "Nine", _
                   "Ten", "Eleven", "Twelve", "Thirteen", _
                   "Fourteen", "Fifteen", "Sixteen", _
                   "Seventeen", "Eighteen", "Nineteen", "Twenty", "Thirty", "Forty", "Fifty", _
               "Sixty", "Seventy", "Eighty", "Ninety")

    years = xyearArr(CInt(Year(xRgVal) / 100)) & " Hundred"
    
    Decades = Mid$(xYear, 3)
    If CInt(Decades) < 20 Then
        Decades = xCardArr(CInt(Decades))
    Else
        Decades = xTensArr(CInt(Left$(Decades, 1)) - 2) & "-" & _
                xCardArr(CInt(Right$(Decades, 1)))
    End If

    DateToWords = UCase(xOrdArr(Day(xRgVal) - 1) & _
                  Format$(xRgVal, " mmmm ") & _
                  years & " " & Decades)
End Function

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07/08/1998 SEVENTH AUGUST TWENTY HUNDRED NINETY-EIGHT
In this vba have error
convert it1998 but it shows TWENTY HUNDRED NINETY-EIGHT
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Hi, try this vba:
Function DateToWords(ByVal xRgVal As Date) As String
'UpdatebyExtendoffice20170926
    Dim xYear As String
    Dim Decades As String
    Dim years As String
    Dim xTensArr As Variant
    Dim xyearArr As Variant
    Dim xOrdArr As Variant
    Dim xCardArr As Variant
    xOrdArr = Array("First", "Second", "Third", _
                   "Fourth", "Fifth", "Sixth", _
                   "Seventh", "Eighth", "Nineth", _
                   "Tenth", "Eleventh", "Twelfth", _
                   "Thirteenth", "Fourteenth", _
                   "Fifteenth", "Sixteenth", _
                   "Seventeenth", "Eighteenth", _
                   "Nineteenth", "Twentieth", _
                   "Twenty-first", "Twenty-second", _
                   "Twenty-third", "Twenty-fourth", _
                   "Twenty-fifth", "Twenty-sixth", _
                   "Twenty-seventh", "Twenty-eighth", _
                   "Twenty-nineth", "Thirtieth", _
                   "Thirty-first")
    xCardArr = Array("", "One", "Two", "Three", "Four", _
                   "Five", "Six", "Seven", "Eight", "Nine", _
                   "Ten", "Eleven", "Twelve", "Thirteen", _
                   "Fourteen", "Fifteen", "Sixteen", _
                   "Seventeen", "Eighteen", "Nineteen")
    xTensArr = Array("Twenty", "Thirty", "Forty", "Fifty", _
               "Sixty", "Seventy", "Eighty", "Ninety")
    xYear = CStr(Year(xRgVal))
    
    
      xyearArr = Array("", "One", "Two", "Three", "Four", _
                   "Five", "Six", "Seven", "Eight", "Nine", _
                   "Ten", "Eleven", "Twelve", "Thirteen", _
                   "Fourteen", "Fifteen", "Sixteen", _
                   "Seventeen", "Eighteen", "Nineteen", "Twenty", "Thirty", "Forty", "Fifty", _
               "Sixty", "Seventy", "Eighty", "Ninety")

    years = xyearArr(Fix(Year(xRgVal) / 100)) & " Hundred"
    
    Decades = Mid$(xYear, 3)
    If CInt(Decades) < 20 Then
        Decades = xCardArr(CInt(Decades))
    Else
        Decades = xTensArr(CInt(Left$(Decades, 1)) - 2) & "-" & _
                xCardArr(CInt(Right$(Decades, 1)))
    End If

    DateToWords = UCase(xOrdArr(Day(xRgVal) - 1) & _
                  Format$(xRgVal, " mmmm ") & _
                  years & " " & Decades)
End Function

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07/08/1998 SEVENTH AUGUST TWENTY HUNDRED NINETY-EIGHT
In this vba have error
convert it1998 but it shows TWENTY HUNDRED NINETY-EIGHT
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