How to Get Month From Date in Excel

Manytimes, we want to extract month from a date. Extracting them manually not a good idea. Excel provides special MONTH function to get month number from a date. Sum times we want to get month name, like Jan, January, etc. That can be done too.

In this article, we will learn How to get numeric month from date and how to get text month from a date.
Context:
Here I have a list of dates. In the columns adjacent to it I want to get numeric month and text month.

Getting Month Number From Date In Excel
Excel has MONTH function that retrieves retrieves month from a date in numeric form.
Generic Formula

=MONTH(date)

Date: It is the date from which you want to get month number in excel.

In cell B2, write this formula and copy it down the cells.

=MONTH(A2)

We have our month number in column B.
Getting Text Month From Date In Excel
If you want to get month name in excel from a date than use excel TEXT function.

Generic Formula

=TEXT(date, “mmm”)
=TEXT(date, “mmmm”)

The TEXT function is used to specially formate given values. Now let’s see how we can get month names from date in above example.

Write this formula in cell C2 and drag it down the cells.

=TEXT(A2, “mmm”)

This will return the name short month’s name from given date.

If you want full month name then write this formula.

=TEXT(A2, “mmmm”)

Simple, wasn’t it? So yeah guys these are the ways to extract month from date. If you have any query regarding this article or any other excel function, feel free to ask in the comment section below. We are a large community, there’s always someone to solve your Excel/VBA query.

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