# How to Split Date and Time in Excel (8 Easy Methods)

## Method 1 – Using the INT Function to Split Date and Time in Excel

We have a dataset containing the date and time. We’ll split them in Columns C and D.

Steps:

• Select the range of cells C5:C11.
• Format them in the Short Date format.

• Use the following formula in cell C5:

`=INT(B5)`

• Press Enter and drag the Fill handle icon down.

• You will get the date in Column C like the following.

• Use the following formula in the cell D5:

`=B5-C5`

• Press Enter and drag the Fill handle down.

• Here are the results.

## Method 2 – Applying the TEXT Function to Split Date and Time

Steps:

• Use the following formula in cell C5:

`=TEXT(B5,"m/d/yyyy")`

• Press Enter and drag the Fill handle icon down.

• You will get the date in column C like the following.

• Use the following formula in the cell D5:

`=TEXT(B5,"hh:mm:ss AM/PM")`

• Press Enter and drag the Fill handle down.

• Here are the split values.

## Method 3 – Separating Date and Time with the TRUNC Function in Excel

Steps:

• Select the range of cells C5:C11.
• Format the cells in the Short Date format.

• Use the following formula in cell C5:

`=TRUNC(B5)`

• Press Enter and drag the Fill handle icon.

• You will get the date in column C like the following.

• Use the following formula in the cell D5:

`=B5-C5`

• Press Enter and drag the Fill handle icon.

• Here are the split values.

## Method 4 – Inserting the ROUNDDOWN Function to Separate Time and Date

Steps:

• Select the range of cells C5:C11.
• Format it in the Short Date format.

• Use the following formula in cell C5:

`=ROUNDDOWN(B5,0)`

• Press Enter and drag the Fill handle icon down.

• Here’s the result for the date.

• Use the following formula in cell D5:

`=B5-C5`

• Press Enter and drag the Fill handle icon down.

• Here are the split values.

## Method 5 – Separating Date and Time with the Flash Fill Tool

Steps:

• Type the first two dates in C5 and C6.

• Go to the Data tab, select Data Tools, and select the Flash Fill option.

• You will get the date in column C.

• Type the first two times in D5 and D6.
• Go to the Data tab, select Data Tools, and select the Flash Fill option.

• Here are the results.

## Method 6 – Splitting Date and Time Through a Keyboard Shortcut

Steps:

• Type the first two dates in C5 and C6.
• Press Ctrl + E.

• You will get the date in Column C.

• Type the first two times in D5 and D6, and press Ctrl + E.

• You’ll get the split values.

## Method 7 – Using the Text to Columns Tool to Split Date and Time

We have a dataset containing the date and time.

Steps:

• Select the range of the dataset.
• Go to the Data tab, select Data Tools, and choose the Text to Columns option.

• When the Convert Text to Columns Wizard – Step 1 of 3 dialog box appears, check the Delimited option.
• Click on Next.

• The Convert Text to Columns Wizard – Step 2 of 3 dialog box appears.
• In the Delimiters section, check Space.
• Click on Next.

• The Convert Text to Columns Wizard -Step 3 of 3 dialog box appears. Click on Finish.

• You will get the date in column B like the following and you need to customize the date. Select the range of the cells, right-click, and select the Format Cells option.

• When the Format Cells dialogue box appears, select Custom from the Category.
• Select your desired date type from the Type section.

• You will get the date in column B like the following.
• Select the range of the cell of column Time. Go to the Home tab and select the Time format.

• Here are the split values.

## Method 8 – Splitting Date and Time with Excel Power Query

Steps:

• Select the range of the dataset.
• Go to the Data tab and select From Table/Range.

• You can see your dataset in Power Query Editor.
• Go to the Add Column tab, select Date, and choose the Date Only option.

• You will get a new column with dates.

• Select the range of the original dataset.
• Go to the Add Column tab, select Time, and choose the Time Only option.

• You will get a new Column with times.

• Go to the Home tab and select Close & Load.

• You’ll get a new sheet with the split values.

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