What does it do?

Creates a date based on the year, month and day provided

Formula breakdown:

=DATE(year, month, day)

What it means:

=DATE(year of the date, month of the date, day of the date)


If you want to create dates dynamically, Excel’s DATE formula can do this for you! You just need to provide the year, month and day to it.

I explain how you can do this below:

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STEP 1: We need to enter the DATE function in a blank cell:

=DATE(

DATE Formula in Excel

 

STEP 2: The DATE arguments:

year

What is the year of the date?

Select the cell containing the year:

=DATE(C9,

DATE Formula in Excel

month

What is the month of the date?

Select the cell containing the month:

=DATE(C9, D9,

DATE Formula in Excel

day

What is the day of the date?

Select the cell containing the day:

=DATE(C9, D9, E9)

DATE Formula in Excel

Apply the same formula to the rest of the cells by dragging the lower right corner downwards.

DATE Formula in Excel

You now have your dates generated!

DATE Formula in Excel

 

How to Use the DATE Formula in Excel

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