DATE Function in Excel, How to use DATE Function?

By | April 22, 2019

Function Date returns the DATE Value when we combine take 3 separate values to form a date.

Date Function in Excel

 

Syntax of DATE function in Excel

DATE(year,month,day)

Date Function Example:

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When you’ve Year, Day, Month as seen in the above worksheet Year as 2016, Day as 18th and Month as 5.

Function =DATE(G5,I5,H5) will give you the output of the exact date = 5/18/2016

Year = Should be between 1900 to 9999

If year value is less than 1900 then Excel calculates the year by adding number to 1900

Example: –

DATE(200,11,20) returns a value of November 20, 2100 (1900 + 200)

Month = Month should be between 1 to 12, Excel adds any number be to the month

Example: –

DATE (2015, 13, 5) would return January 5, 2016 (13 = 12+1 Month i.e January)

If DATE(2015, -2, 5) would return October 5, 2015 (10 = 12-2 Month i.e October)