What does it do?

Converts the date in text format into Excel’s date serial number

Formula breakdown:


What it means:

=DATEVALUE(the date to be converted)

Ever had a lot of dates in different textual formats, it was a pain to deal with! Thankfully there is the DATEVALUE Formula in Excel that converts these text dates into the proper Excel date value.

Once converted, you can perform your analysis since they are now in the Excel date format.

I explain how you can do this below:


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


DATEVALUE Formula in Excel


STEP 2: The DATEVALUE arguments:


What is the textual date that you want to convert to the proper Excel date?

Select the cell containing the date:


DATEVALUE Formula in Excel

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

DATEVALUE Formula in Excel

You now have your proper dates! Notice the December 12 dates all resulted to the same DATEVALUE!

DATEVALUE Formula in Excel


How to Use the DATEVALUE Formula in Excel





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