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How to use Excel DATE function


All the basic information regarding Excel DATE function is listed in the table below. (This data is regularly updated from Microsoft and several resources)

Function: DATE
Function Category: Date and time
Description: Returns the serial number of a particular date
Return Value: A serial number that represents a particular date in Excel.
Syntax: =DATE (year, month, day)
Applies to: Excel 2016, Excel 2013, Excel 2011 for Mac, Excel 2010, Excel 2007, Excel 2003, Excel XP, Excel 2000
Other languages: English: DATE
French: DATE
German: DATUM
Spanish:  FECHA
Dutch: DATUM
Italian: DATA
Russian:  ДАТА
Danish: DATO
Swedish: DATUM
Portuguese (Brazil): DATA
Polish: DATA
Finnish: PÄIVÄYS
Norwegian: DATO
Portuguese (Portugal): DATA
Czech: DATUM
Hungarian: DÁTUM
Turkish: TARİH
All Other Languages: DATE
Related Functions: DAY, MONTH, YEAR



Syntax details with an example regarding the correct usage of function can be seen below.


=DATE (year, month, day)

year The year to use when creating the date.
month The month to use when creating the date.
day The day to use when creating the date.



Check the video below to see How to use Excel DATE function with some examples:



Here we provide a list of useful links which we think can be useful while trying to learn the function usage with some examples and tips.

Microsoft Office support page – Excel DATE function:



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