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Excel Formula: Combine Date and Text into One Cell

Author: Sun Last Modified: 2022-01-19

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As above screenshot shown, to combine date and text together, formulas can help you in Excel.

If you want to follow along with this tutorial, please download the example spreadsheet.
doc convert date to julia 1

Generic formula

text&" "&TEXT(date,date_format)
CONCATENATE(text," ", TEXT(date,date_format))

Syntaxt and arguments

Text: the cell refers to the text or a text string enclosed with double quotation marks that you want to combine with date.
Date: a cell refers to the date or a date enclosed with double quotation marks that you want to combine with text.
Date_format: the date formatting that you want the date displayed, it needs to be enclosed with double quotation marks.

Date format list

Date_format Date displayed as (1/2/2021)
d 2
dd 02
ddd Sat
dddd Saturday
m 1
mm 01
mmm Jan
mmmm. January
mmmmm J
yy 21
yyyy 2021
Mm/dd/yyyy 01/02/2021
m/d/y 1/2/21
Ddd,mmm d Sat,Jan 2

Return value

The both of formulas return to a text string.

How this formula works

In the column A, range A3:A4, listing the text, in column B, range B3:B4, listing dates, now to combine the texts and dates into cells, please use the formula as these:

In cell C3

=A3&" "&TEXT(B3,"mm/dd/yyyy")

Directly using text and date in the formula

="The deadline is"&" "&TEXT("12/31/2021","mm/dd/yyyy")

In cell C4

=CONCATENATE(A4," ", TEXT(B4,"mm/dd/yy"))

Directly using text and date in the formula

=CONCATENATE("The start date is"," ", TEXT("12/31/2021","mm/dd/yy"))

Press Enter key to get result.
doc convert date to julia 1


TEXT function: to convert a number to a text in a specified format.

As we known, the date is stored as number in Excel, and to convert the date to a text and display as a specified date format, TEXT function can do the favor.

CONCATENATE function: to merge two or more texts items from multiple cells into one.

T=&: to join texts together.


To combine start date and end date together to show as a duration in text format, please use below formula:




doc convert date to julia 1

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