# MS Excel: DATEPART Function (VBA)

Learn how to use the Excel **DATEPART function** with syntax and examples.

## Description

The Microsoft Excel **DATEPART function** returns a specified part of a given date.

## Syntax

The syntax for the Microsoft Excel **DATEPART function** is:

DatePart( interval, date, [firstdayofweek], [firstweekofyear] )

### Parameters or Arguments

*interval* is the interval of time that you wish to return. This parameter can be any one of the following valid interval values:

Interval | Explanation |
---|---|

yyyy | Year |

q | Quarter |

m | Month |

y | Day of year |

d | Day |

w | Weekday |

ww | Week |

h | Hour |

n | Minute |

s | Second |

*date* is the date value that you wish to evaluate.

*firstdayofweek* is optional. It is a constant that specifies the first day of the week. If this parameter is omitted, Excel assumes that Sunday is the first day of the week. This parameter can be one of the following values:

Constant | Value | Explanation |
---|---|---|

vbUseSystem | 0 | Use the NLS API setting |

vbSunday | 1 | Sunday (default) |

vbMonday | 2 | Monday |

vbTuesday | 3 | Tuesday |

vbWednesday | 4 | Wednesday |

vbThursday | 5 | Thursday |

vbFriday | 6 | Friday |

vbSaturday | 7 | Saturday |

*firstweekofyear* is optional. It is a constant that specifies the first week of the year. If this parameter is omitted, Excel assumes that the week containing Jan 1st is the first week of the year. This parameter can be one of the following values:

Constant | Value | Explanation |
---|---|---|

vbUseSystem | 0 | Use the NSL API setting |

vbFirstJan1 | 1 | Use the first week that includes Jan 1st (default) |

vbFirstFourDays | 2 | Use the first week in the year that has at least 4 days |

vbFirstFullWeek | 3 | Use the first full week of the year |

## Applies To

The **DATEPART function** can be used in the following versions of Microsoft Excel:

- Excel 2013, Excel 2011 for Mac, Excel 2010, Excel 2007, Excel 2003, Excel XP, Excel 2000

## Type of Excel Function

The **DATEPART function** can be used in Microsoft Excel as the following type of function:

- VBA function (VBA)

## Example (as VBA Function)

The **DATEPART function** can only be used in VBA code in Microsoft Excel.

Let's look at some Excel DATEPART function examples and explore how to use the **DATEPART function** in Excel VBA code:

DatePart("yyyy", "15/10/2012") | would return 2012 |

DatePart("m", "15/10/2012") | would return 10 |

DatePart("d", "15/10/2012") | would return 15 |

For example:

Dim LValue As Integer LValue = DatePart("d", "15/10/2012")

In this example, the variable called LValue would now contain the value of 15.