In this article, we will learn how to Convert Date to Month & Year in Excel. Sometimes we need to eradicate the day count from the Date & use only Month & Year for visual convenience. Reading this we will learn how to do so using a few formulas & Format features.
Suppose we have a dataset of several employees with DoB in Column C. Now we want to Convert the Date having Month & Year only for our convenience. Now I’ll show you how to do this in Excel.
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4 Easy Ways to Convert Date to Month and Year in Excel
Method 1. Convert Date to Month and Year in Excel Using Combined Functions & Ampersand
In this method, I’ll show you how to Convert Date to Month & Year in Excel using the MONTH, and YEAR Functions, and Ampersand (&).
- First, we have to select a Cell where we will separate the Month using the Month Formula.
- I have selected Cell D5 where I will separate the Month value of Cell C5.
- Now type the formula.
- Upon pressing ENTER we will find 5 in Cell D5 which is the Month value of Cell C5.
- Now using the Fill Handle I will AutoFill the rest of the Cells of the MONTH Column.
- Now we will separate the Year from Date using the YEAR Function.
- In Cell E5 I want to have the Year value of Cell C5.
- I will type the following formula here.
- This will give us the Year value of Cell C5.
- Now use AutoFill for the remaining Cells of the Year Column.
- Now to join Month & Date of Row 5 we will use the Ampersand (&) symbol.
- Selectin Cell F5 I have typed the formula.
- If want to use any other separator like ‘-’, Then type “-” instead of in the formula.
- Now the above formula will return the Month & Year value having a separator.
- Now using the AutoFill feature we will have our Date Converted into Month & Year.
- If you Delete any Cell of Column C, D & E; you will lose the value in Column F.
- So keep the value of Column F intact first Copy the whole Column.
- Then use the Paste Values option on the same Column Right-clicking the Mouse.
- Thus we can Delete other Columns & have the Date Converted into the MONTH-YEAR Column.
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Method 2. Using Combined Functions to Convert Date to Month and Year in Excel
In this part of the article, we will learn how to Convert Date to Month & Year in Excel using the MONTH, YEAR & CONCAT Functions.
- Follow the Steps from method 1 to Fill Up the MONTH & YEAR Column.
- Now select Cell F5 where you want to apply the CONCAT formula to join MONTH & YEAR Column.
- Type the Following CONCAT formula.
- Put your desired separator in-between “ “ symbols.
- It will return the Month & Year value having a separator.
- Now using the AutoFill feature we will have our Converted Date into Month & Year.
- Now if you want to Delete the MONTH & YEAR Column & keep Column MONTH-YEAR only, follow the procedures shown in Method 1.
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Method 3. Convert Date to Month and Year in Excel with the TEXT Function
In this method, I will show you how to Convert Date to Month & Year in Excel using the TEXT Function.
- To use TEXT Function first we need to learn a few format Codes for Months & Years.
- In Excel, we can use the following basic format Codes to indicate Year & Month.
- yy – two-digit visualization of the year (e.g. 99 or 02).
- yyyy – four-digit visualization of the year (e.g. 1999 or 2002).
- m – one or two-digit visualization of the month (eg; 5 or 11)
- mm – two-digit visualization of the month (eg; 05 or 11)
- mmm – month visualization in three letters (eg: May or Nov)
- mmmm – month represented with the full name (eg: May or November)
Let’s select a Cell initially where we want to format the Date of Cell C5 to “m/yy” format using the TEXT formula.
- I have selected Cell D5.
- Now type the following formula.
- Here “/” is the Use your desired separator in-between “ “ symbols.
- It will return the Month & Year value in the desired format.
- Now use AutoFill for the whole Column.
- Then typing the Text formula using the suitable Code mentioned above we will get Month & Year Converted to our desired format.
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Method 4. Employing Number Formats to Convert Date to Month and Year in Excel
In this method, we will learn how to Convert Date into Month & Year in Excel using the Number Formatting feature.
- Initially select the Cell or Cells where you want to format your Date.
- I have selected Dates from my dataset which is in Column C.
- Then follow Home tab >> Format >> Format Cells.
- Upon clicking Format Cells then a dialogue box will appear.
- Now follow Number >> Date.
- Then scroll through the Type box & select your desired format.
- Here I have selected the ‘March-12’ format which can be explained as ‘Full name of the Month-Last two digits of year’.
- After selecting the desired pattern your previously selected dataset will be formatted Automatically.
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Here I have provided a practice worksheet for you. You can experiment with it & learn the methods shown above.
Reading the article above, we will easily learn how to Convert Date to Month & Year in Excel & those easy methods will make your dataset look comfortable & ease your job. Hope you have enjoyed reading this article. If you have queries please feel free to leave a comment.