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Excel Formula: Convert Month Name to Number

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This tutorial provides a formula to convert a month name to corresponding month number in Excel.

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


Syntaxt and arguments

Month_name: a cell refers to a month name that you want to convert it to month number.

Return value

The formula returns an integer number (1-12).

How this formula works

To convert month names in list B3:B8, please use below formula:


Press Enter key, and drag auto fill handle down to the cells you use.
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DATEVALUE function: to convert the date stored as text into a valid date.

MONTH function: to convert a date to an integer number (1-12).

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