## Excel Formula: Get First Day or Last Day of Month from A Date

In this tutorial, it provides formulas to return the first day or last day of month from the given date in Excel.

### Get first day of month from a date

Generic formula:

 date-DAY(date)+1

Syntaxt and Arguments

 Date: the date that is used to find the first day of month.

Return Value

It returns the first day of the current month in date format.

How this formula works

Use below formula to get the first day of month from the date in cell B3:

 =B3-DAY(B3)+1

Press Enter key to get the result.

Explanation

DAY function: returns the day from the given date as number.

Since the date is stored as number in Excel, 2/12/2019 is stored as 43508 in Excel.

=B3-DAY(B3)+1
=43508-DAY(2/12/2019)+1
=43508-12+1
=43496+1
=43497 which is shown as date 2/1/2019

### Get last day of month from a date

Generic Formula

 EOMONTH(date,0)

Syntax and Arguments

 Date: the date that is used to find the last day of month.

Return Value

It returns the last day of current month in number format.

How the formula works

Use below formula to get the last day of month from the date in cell B3:

 =EOMONTH(B3,0)

Press Enter key to get the result. The result displays as a 5-digit number.

Keep the formula result selected, and press Ctrl + 1 to display the Format Cells dialog, then under Number tab, click Date from the Category list, choose the date type you want to display in the Type section.

Click OK, the result is shown as date.

Explanation

EOMONTH function: gets the last day of month n months in future or past.

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