The Excel MONTH function returns the month of a date serial number between 1 and 12, representing January through December.
Where the serial_number is a date in a format Excel recognises known as the date-time serial number.
Excel MONTH Function Examples
Tip: Rows 11:15 contain dates as text in column B, but MONTH is still able to return the month number! We can exploit this feature to convert text months to month numbers which I’ll show you later.
You can also nest the DATE Function inside MONTH, like so:
Formula: =MONTH( DATE(2017,03,15) )
Or DATEVALUE like so:
Formula: =MONTH( DATEVALUE("2017/03/15") )
You can also use the MONTH function to populate the month argument of the DATE function e.g.
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