Note: The other languages of the website are Google-translated. Back to English
English English

Quickly remove time from date time format permanently in Excel

If you have a list of date time formatting cells, and you need to remove the time from the date time cells permanently and only keep the date format content in cells, for example, to remove 12:11:31 from 1/21/2017 12:11:31 and make it exactly 1/21/2017. Normally, you may have to take some time to create a formula to remove the timestamp from the cells. Can we have the built-in formula for such purpose in Excel? With Kutools for Excel’s Formula Helper, you can quickly use the built-in formula to remove timestamp permanently from the date time formatting in Excel.

Quickly remove time from date time format cells

Office Tab Enable Tabbed Editing and Browsing in Office, and Make Your Work Much Easier...
Kutools for Excel Solves Most of Your Problems, and Increases Your Productivity by 80%
  • Reuse Anything: Add the most used or complex formulas, charts and anything else to your favorites, and quickly reuse them in the future.
  • More than 20 text features: Extract Number from Text String; Extract or Remove Part of Texts; Convert Numbers and Currencies to English Words.
  • Merge Tools: Multiple Workbooks and Sheets into One; Merge Multiple Cells/Rows/Columns Without Losing Data; Merge Duplicate Rows and Sum.
  • Split Tools: Split Data into Multiple Sheets Based on Value; One Workbook to Multiple Excel, PDF or CSV Files; One Column to Multiple Columns.
  • Paste Skipping Hidden/Filtered Rows; Count And Sum by Background Color; Send Personalized Emails to Multiple Recipients in Bulk.
  • Super Filter: Create advanced filter schemes and apply to any sheets; Sort by week, day, frequency and more; Filter by bold, formulas, comment...
  • More than 300 powerful features; Works with Office 2007-2019 and 365; Supports all languages; Easy deploying in your enterprise or organization.

Quickly remove time from date time format cells

To remove the time from date time format cells, and only leave the date format as following screenshot shown:

shot remove time from date 1

After installing Kutools for Excel, please do as follows:

1. Click a blank cell where you want to output the result, and then click Kutools > Formula Helper > Date & TimeRemove time from date, see screenshot:

shot remove time from date 2

2. In the Formulas Helper dialog box, click shot remove time from date 4 button to select the date time format cells which you want to remove the time, see screenshot:

shot remove time from date 3

3. Then click Ok button, the time has been removed and only date is extracted in the selected cell. Then, select the output cell and drag the fill handle to the cells which you want to remove the time from their corresponding cells, and all only dates are extracted, see screenshot:

shot remove time from date 5


1. You can directly apply this formula =DATE(YEAR(A2),MONTH(A2),DAY(A2)) to remove time and only keep date from the date time format cell.

2. To find the exact formula quickly, you can also check the Filter checkbox, and then type the key word you need in the Formulas Helper dialog.

3.   Share this feature to your friend or social media button: If you like this feature and want to share it to your friends or other social media, please click this button in the Formulas Helper dialog box. See screenshot:

Demo: remove time from date time format permanently in Excel

Kutools for Excel: with more than 300 handy Excel add-ins, free to try with no limitation in 30 days. Download and free trial Now!

Productivity Tools Recommended
The following tools can greatly save your time and money, which one is right for you?
Office Tab: Using handy tabs in your Office, as the way of Chrome, Firefox and New Internet Explorer.
Kutools for Excel: More than 300 Advanced Functions for Excel 2021, 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007 and Office 365.

Kutools for Excel

The functionality described above is just one of 300 powerful functions of Kutools for Excel.

Designed for Excel(Office) 2021, 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007 and Office 365. Free download and use for 60 days.

Screen shot of Kutools for Excel

btn read more      btn download     btn purchase

Comments (0)
No ratings yet. Be the first to rate!
There are no comments posted here yet
Leave your comments
Posting as Guest
Rate this post:
0   Characters
Suggested Locations