In this article you’ll learn, how to convert a Julian date to a calendar date.
What is Julian date?
Julian date calendar was introduced by Julius Caesar. The length of Julian date is 5, in which first 2 digits represt the year and last 3 digits represent the day of the year.
- 1st January 2008, Julian date 08001. Where “08” being the year and “001” being the date
To convert the Julian date format to a calendar date, we use IF, LEFT and MOD function in Microsoft Excel.
Let’s take an example,
In Column A we have Julian date and in column B we want to convert Julian date into calendar date.
Follow below given steps:-
- Enter the formula in cell B2
- Press Enter
- The function will convert the Julian date format in to Calendar date
- Copy the same formula by pressing the key Ctrl+C and paste in the range B3:B10 by pressing the key Ctrl+V on your keyboard
- (IF(LEFT(A2,2)*1<20,2000,1900)+LEFT(A2,2))) :- This part of formula will help to get the year
- MOD(A2,1000) :- This part of formula will help to get the number of days
- By using rest part formula will calculate the date as number, because excel has stored the date as numbers.
In this way, we can convert the Julian date to a calendar date in Microsoft Excel.
Important Note:- To convert the 4 digit’s Julian date into calendar date we have to convert Julian date into text format.
Take a look at the below example,
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