Excel MONTH Function - extract the month from a date | Excel One-Minute Quick Reference

Posted on:  06/20/2021
Excel MONTH Function - extract the month from a date | Excel One-Minute Quick Reference

The MONTH function in Excel allows you to extract the month from the date. The MONTH function returns a number from 1 to 12.

  • January would be the number 1
  • July would be the number 7
  • December would be the number 12.

In this article and video below, I show you how the month function works in Excel, the formula to use, reference the fields, formatting it so that you only see the month and nothing else.

Excel MONTH Function

Excel MONTH Function

Syntax of the MONTH function

MONTH (serial_number)

Example:

If A1 contains the date 8/15/2024, the month function will return the number 8.

=MONTH(A1)

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