Skip to main content

Excel DATEDVALUE function

Author: Xiaoyang Last Modified: 2019-06-19

Normally, when you import some data in Excel worksheet from other applications, such as PDF, TXT file, the date will be stored as text format. In this case, the DATEVALUE function can help you to convert date that stored as text format to a serial number which Excel can recognize as a date, and then format the number to proper date format.


 Syntax:

The syntax for the DATEVALUE function in Excel is:

=DATEVALUE (Date_text)

 Arguments:

  • Date_text: A date stored as a text string.

 Return:

Return a serial number based on a specific date in Excel.


 Usage:

To convert the text string date format to a real date format, please apply this formula:

=DATEVALUE(B2)

doc datevalue function 1

Then, five-digit numbers will be displayed, and then, you should format these serial numbers as normal date format by choosing Short Date option from the Number Format drop down list under the Home tab, see screenshot:

doc datevalue function 2

Note: If there are date and time text string in the cells, you should apply the VALUE function to deal with it. Please enter this formula:

=VALUE(B2)

doc datevalue function 3

And then, go to the Format Cells dialog box to specify a date time format to convert the serial numbers to datetime format as following screenshot shown:

doc datevalue function 4

Note: In the above formulas, B2 is the cell contains the date text string you want to convert.

Tips: You can also replace the cell reference in the above formulas with the date text string, such as:

=DATEVALUE("2018-11-23")

The Best Office Productivity Tools

Kutools for Excel - Helps You To Stand Out From Crowd

🤖 Kutools AI Aide: Revolutionize data analysis based on: Intelligent Execution   |  Generate Code  |  Create Custom Formulas  |  Analyze Data and Generate Charts  |  Invoke Kutools Functions
Popular Features: Find, Highlight or Identify Duplicates  |  Delete Blank Rows  |  Combine Columns or Cells without Losing Data  |  Round without Formula ...
Super VLookup: Multiple Criteria  |  Multiple Value  |  Across Multi-Sheets  |  Fuzzy Lookup...
Adv. Drop-down List: Easy Drop Down List  |  Dependent Drop Down List  |  Multi-select Drop Down List...
Column Manager: Add a Specific Number of Columns  |  Move Columns  |  Toggle Visibility Status of Hidden Columns  Compare Columns to Select Same & Different Cells ...
Featured Features: Grid Focus  |  Design View  |  Big Formula Bar  |  Workbook & Sheet Manager | Resource Library (Auto Text)  |  Date Picker  |  Combine Worksheets  |  Encrypt/Decrypt Cells  |  Send Emails by List  |  Super Filter  |  Special Filter (filter bold/italic/strikethrough...) ...
Top 15 Toolsets12 Text Tools (Add Text, Remove Characters ...)  |  50+ Chart Types (Gantt Chart ...)  |  40+ Practical Formulas (Calculate age based on birthday ...)  |  19 Insertion Tools (Insert QR Code, Insert Picture from Path ...)  |  12 Conversion Tools (Numbers to Words, Currency Conversion ...)  |  7 Merge & Split Tools (Advanced Combine Rows, Split Excel Cells ...)  |  ... and more

Kutools for Excel Boasts Over 300 Features, Ensuring That What You Need is Just A Click Away...

Description


Office Tab - Enable Tabbed Reading and Editing in Microsoft Office (include Excel)

  • One second to switch between dozens of open documents!
  • Reduce hundreds of mouse clicks for you every day, say goodbye to mouse hand.
  • Increases your productivity by 50% when viewing and editing multiple documents.
  • Brings Efficient Tabs to Office (include Excel), Just Like Chrome, Edge and Firefox.
Comments (0)
No ratings yet. Be the first to rate!
There are no comments posted here yet
Please leave your comments in English
Posting as Guest
×
Rate this post:
0   Characters
Suggested Locations