Excel Formulas

Posted on 2015-02-12
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Sample workbook attached. Please review Sheet (Post) cell B2:B29. I don't understand why it wont read the proper MONTH() value. Can someone please help explain this? I am referencing the date from the Sheet (In) which must stay this way because it is being used as a bigger part of the picture than is visible here.
Question by:Ryan Rood
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by:Martin Liss
ID: 40607138
Just use =Month(A2)

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by:Ryan Rood
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It would be nice if life was that simple. I need to provide a digit month code ... 01, 02, 03, etc.
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Wayne Taylor (webtubbs) earned 1000 total points
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Or, if you want it to remain formatted as "MM", use this...


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Wilder1626 earned 1000 total points
ID: 40607143

Try like this:
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Expert Comment

ID: 40607148
The problem is in the Text function. Replace "MM" with "00".

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by:Ryan Rood
ID: 40607149
I was sure I tried this before but clearly not. I was using TEXT(DATE) or DATE(TEXT) which was not working. This has fixed my issue!

Thank you for the assistance.
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ID: 40607152
I'm glad i was able to help.

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