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Excel Formula: Convert Date to Month Year Day

Author: Sun Last Modified: 2020-09-07

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In Excel, you can format the date cell as multiple types of date formats, but in some cases, you want to convert the date to only month, year, day or monthyear, daymonth, or year day in text format. Here in this tutorial, it provides a general formula to handle this job in Excel.

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

Generic formula:



Date: the date or cell you want to convert to a date as text.
Date_format: the date format you want to convert to.

Date Forat

Date Format  Arguments 
 Convert date to year only yyyy 
 Convert date to month only mm 
 Convert date to day only dd 
 Convert date to year month yyyymm 
 Convert date to year day yyyydd 
Convert date to month day  mmdd 

Return Value

The formula returns a serial number in text format.

How this formula work

In cell B3, the date needed to be converted to year, month, day or other date types in text format, please apply one of below formulas:

Convert date to year only


Convert date to month only


Convert date to day only


Convert date to year and month


Convert date to year and day


Convert date to month and day/strong>


Press Enter key to get a serial number in text format.
doc convert date to julia 1


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

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