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How to combine three cells to create date in Excel?

Author: Sun Last Modified: 2020-05-28

In this case, the day, month and year are in three columns separately, how can you combine the cells to create a standard date as below screenshot shown? Here, I introduce sme ways to quickly deal with this job in Excel worksheet.
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Combine cells to make date with formula

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Combine cells to make date with formula

Here is a formula that can quickly combine cells to a date.

Select a cell that you will place the date, type this formula =DATE(A2,B2,C2) ,A2, B2 and C2 are the cells you need to combine, press Enter key, and drag fill handle down to the cells which need to combine to dates.
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Tip: if the year is not complete, you can use this formula =DATE(20&A2,B2,C2).
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Combine cells to make date with Combine

If you cannot remember the formula, you can use Kutools for Excel’s Combine function to easily combine cells into dates.

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

After installing Kutools for Excel, please do as below:(Free Download Kutools for Excel Now!)

1. Select the cells you want to combine, click Kutools > Merge & SplitCombine Rows, Columns or Cells without Losing Data.
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2. In the popping out dialog, please:

Check the Combine columns option;

Check the Other separator option and type / into the beside textbox;

Specify the place in the Place the results to section;

Check one option you want the result show in the Options section.
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3. Click Ok, the cells have been combined to dates.

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The columns have to be in the Year Month Day format for it to work. give it a try.
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when i doing this I did not get the correct date. month, date and year mixed they did not come to the correct place
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