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Excel Tip: Month Names
By Richard Rost   Richard Rost on Twitter Richard Rost on LinkedIn Email Richard Rost   13 years ago

I just posted a new Free Tip of The Week Video with Microsoft Excel.

Got a list of dates? Want to get the NAME of the month? This tip will show you how to get "January" out of "1/1/2000".

Here's the link: Excel Tip - Month Names.

Enjoy! Let me know what you think. Post your comments here.

Excel Tip Month Names Link 
nasir atta 
6 years ago
please download formoula date and time

Reply from Alex Hedley:

What is it you need?
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Another way Link 
12 years ago
You can use =text(date,"mmmm") to display it as a date. This is different is different to having the date and formatting the cell as "mmmm" as using text(...) makes it text (oddly enough), whereas formatting the cell means that the contents of the cell are still a number, but are displayed differently. This does make a difference in some situations - if there isn't enough room in a cell to display the value it will flow over to the next cell when displayed as text, but it will display as #### when it's a number.
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Month name using a custom format Link 
Richard Rost 
13 years ago
Francois, you are correct. If all you want to do is SEE the month name, then what you are suggesting is perfectly valid. My method actually sets the value of the cell equal to "April", for example. This is important if you want to do anything with that value, such as include it in a statement like "you were born in April" or use that value in a Mail Merge. I should have made this intent clear in my tutorial, but thank you for bringing it up. Read More...
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Month name using a custom format Link 
13 years ago
I would rather use a custom format to display the full month name than use a lookup.

"MMMM" should do the same job with much less effort.
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