## Excel Formula: Create Date Range From Two Dates

Here lists two dates, the job is to create the date range based on the two dates and connect them with “-“. Here this tutorial provides a formula with TEXT function to solve this job.

Generic formula:

 TEXT(date1,"date_format")&" - "&TEXT(date2,"date_format")

Syntaxt and Arguments

 Date1, date2:the two dates you want to create the date range based on. Date_format:the date formatting that you want to display in the result.

Return Value

The formula returns to a text value.

How this formula works

For instance, two dates are in cell B3 and C3, now to create a date range, please use below formula:

 =TEXT(B3,"mm/dd")&" - "&TEXT(C3,"mm/dd")

Press Enter key to get the date range.

Explanation

TEXT function: converts number to text with a specific format.

If you directly use the “&” in the formula to connect two dates to create a date range, the result will be displayed as 43952-43985 since the date is stored as number in Excel. Now using the TEXT function to convert the number/date to a text string in a specific format (a date format), then concatenate two dates, the result will be seen as a date range.

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