Learn how to use the Excel MONTH function with syntax and examples.
The Microsoft Excel MONTH function returns the month (a number from 1 to 12) given a date value.
The syntax for the Microsoft Excel MONTH function is:
MONTH( date_value )
date_value is a valid date.
The MONTH function can be used in the following versions of Microsoft Excel:
The MONTH function can be used in Microsoft Excel as the following type of function:
Let's look at some Excel MONTH function examples and explore how to use the MONTH function as a worksheet function in Microsoft Excel:
Based on the spreadsheet above, the following Excel MONTH examples would return:
=MONTH(A1) Result: 9 =MONTH(A2) Result: 8 =MONTH(A3) Result: 4 =MONTH("12/31/2011") Result: 12
The MONTH function can also be used in VBA code in Microsoft Excel.
Let's look at some Excel MONTH function examples and explore how to use the MONTH function in Excel VBA code:
Dim LMonth As Integer LMonth = Month("12/31/2001")
In this example, the variable called LMonth would now contain the value of 12.
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