Finding the month from a date field - Excel 2007

Posted on 2011-04-26
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I have a worksheet that has date of birth in column D.  I would lke to calculate the month and put it in column E.

I tried  = month(D2) but this is not giving me the correct results.  Can someone tell me how to do this?

Column  D = 1/12/1936
Question by:morinia
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    Accepted Solution

    Hope the following link helps you to find the month
    Used Month(A1) formula and used lookup table
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    Expert Comment

    have you tried  the formula TEXT(D1,"Mmm")

    this assume that the dob is in cell D1

    It should give you December, assuming you are on UK regional settings, or January assuming you are in US regional settings.

    Author Closing Comment

    The formula worked.  The problem was the field was defined as date instead of numeric.
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    Expert Comment

    by:Rory Archibald
    If you want month name, then you can use:
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    Expert Comment

    sorry, the above will give you Dec/Jan

    TEXT(D1,"Mmmm") will give you December/January

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