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How to remove time from date in Excel?

Sometimes, when you import data into Excel, if there has a column of date with time stamp, such as 2/17/2012 12:23, and you don’t want to retain the time stamp and want to remove the time 12:23 from the date and only leave the date 2/17/2012. How could you quickly remove time from date in mulitple cells in Excel?

Remove time from date with Format Cells

Remove time from date with Find and Replace function

Remove time from date with VBA code

Remove time from date with Kutools for Excel's Remove time from date function (best) good idea3


If you want to follow along with this tutorial, please download the example spreadsheet.

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Remove time from date with Format Cells

1.Select the cells you want to remove time, and right click to show the context menu, and choose Format Cells. See screenshot:
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2. In the Format Cells dialog, select Date from the Category list, and select one type of date as you need form right section. See screenshot:
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3. Click OK, now the time has been removed from each date cell. See screenshot:
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Remove Time From DateTime

In Excel, to remove 12:11:31 from 1/21/2017 12:11:31 and make it exactly 1/21/2017, you may have to take some time to create a formula to handle this job. However, the Remove time from date utility of Kutools for Excel can quickly remove timestamp permanently from the date time formatting in Excel. Click to download 30-day free trial.

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Remove time from date with Find and Replace function

1. Select the date range that you want to remove the time.

2. Click Home > Find & Select > Replace, and a Find and Replace dialog box will pop out. See screeenshot:

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3. Then enter a spacebar and a asterisk * into the Find what box. And leave blank in the Replace with box.

4. Click Replace All. And all of the time stamp have been removed in the date range. See screenshot:

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5. Then you can format the range to show only the date.


Remove time from date with VBA code

The following VBA code can help you quickly to remove the time stamps from the date directly. Do as follows:

1. Select the range that you want to remove the time.

2. Click Developer>Visual Basic or press Alt + F11, a new Microsoft Visual Basic for applications window will be displayed, click Insert>Module, and input the following code into the Module:

VBA: Remove time from date.

Sub ConvertDates()
'Updateby20140529
Dim Rng As Range
Dim WorkRng As Range
On Error Resume Next
xTitleId = "KutoolsforExcel"
Set WorkRng = Application.Selection
Set WorkRng = Application.InputBox("Range", xTitleId, WorkRng.Address, Type:=8)
For Each Rng In WorkRng
    Rng.Value = VBA.Int(Rng.Value)
Next
WorkRng.NumberFormat = "mm/dd/yyyy"
End Sub

3. Then click doc-multiply-calculation-3 button to run the code. And a dialog pops out for selecting a range to remove the time from date. See screenshot:
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4. Click OK, and all of the time in selection have been deleted and the date format also have been set.
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Remove time from date with Kutools for Excel's Remove time from date function (best)

Actually, if you have Kutools for Excel -- a handy tool with more than 300 functions, you can apply its Remove time from date function to quickly and directly remove time from the datetime cell.

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 a cell that you want to place the date, and click Kutools > Formula HelperFormula Helper. See screenshot:
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2. In the Formulas Helper dialog, choose Date from the drop-down list of Formula Type, then click at Remove time from date in the Choose a formula section, then go to the Argument input section, select a cell that you want to remove time from. See screenshot:
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3. Click Ok, the time has been remove from the datetime, and then to drag fill handle over the cells you want to apply this fomrula as you need , see screenshot:
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Thanks a bunch, this really helped me out today!!!
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So simple! I kept looking for DATE/TIME formulas and couldn't figure this out. SO, finally I googled it, and this was the first link that showed up. Thanks!!! You saved me a ton of work.
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Excellent Tip!!!! I was trying to get right thru various ways, but this is the best!!!!
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Ton of Thanks! Excellent Tips... :D
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Great! Finally found something that works! Saved me tons of time! :lol:
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Thanks. Very much useful & easy.
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This solution only works if all your users have the date format of "mm/dd/yyyy" as defualt. A more generalized solution is to use the function DATEVALUE()
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That overkill. Just round the thing to the decimal. =round(A1,0) The date value in Excel is a number of day.
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This doesn't work if the time is afternoon midday. If it's in the afternoon, the function will round the date up to the next day.
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you can use the floor function instead.
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I did rounddown(A2,) worked like a charm; thanks though for everything else guys!!!
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txs alot it relly helped me>>>about if i want to remove date from time in Excel
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We stumble over pebbles and never over mountains!! such a beautifully simple solution (the space * combo) Thank you Thank you and GOD bless Cheers
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This is a lie do not use
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There's one more method available . . . ctrl+F in the Replace Tab, enter * (without the brackets) . . . time disappears grins
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Thanks, Very helpful
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Awesome, easy solution!! Thanks!
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useful information..
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Thanks for the delimited function. I can use it for my work. EXCELTIP2DAY
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Part Received Fully At HCL Drop Point-(All Parts Received) at 2015-12-10 15:55:00 how can remove all text showing only date
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dropping the time with a global replace - GENIUS, dude (...or dudette).
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just use formula =int(date)
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Thank you! This helped me a great deal to make dates so that I can then create charts showing accurate trends in performance.
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