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# Help with MONTH formula

Posted on 2011-03-10
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Hello,

Does anyone know how I can get the =MONTH formula to return ‘mmm’ instead of the number value?
For example instead of ‘1’ I would prefer ‘Jan’. I have attached an example of what I am talking about. I need column B to return the month from column C.

example.xlsx
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Ingeborg Hawighorst (Microsoft MVP / EE MVE) earned 2000 total points
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Hello,

try

=text(Month(C3),"mmm")

or format the cell with the number to custom format

mmm

cheers, teylyn
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ID: 35101175
Of course, you could also just use

=C3

and format the result with

mmm

Then only the month portion of the date will show in the cell, with three letter month abbreviation.

cheers, teylyn
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ID: 35101177
Works perfectly! thank you Teylyn!!
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