Export (0) Print
Expand All
ABS
AND
ASC
COS
DAY
DDB
EXP
FV
IF
INT
LEN
LN
LOG
MAX
Me
MID
MIN
MOD
NOT
IS
NPV
ODD
OR
PI
PMT
PV
SIN
SLN
SUM
SYD
T
TAN
VAR
Expand Minimize

DATEVALUE

Archived content. No warranty is made as to technical accuracy. Content may contain URLs that were valid when originally published, but now link to sites or pages that no longer exist.

Returns the serial number of the date represented by date_text. Use DATEVALUE to convert a date represented by text to a serial number.

Syntax

DATEVALUE ( date_text )

Date_text is text that represents a date in a date format. For example, "1/30/2008" or "30-Jan-2008" are text strings within quotation marks that represent dates.

If the year portion of date_text is omitted, DATEVALUE uses the current year from your server's built-in clock. Time information in date_text is ignored.

Remarks

  • Dates are stored as sequential serial numbers so they can be used in calculations. By default, December 31, 1899 is serial number 1, and January 1, 2008 is serial number 39448 because it is 39,448 days after January 1, 1900.

  • Most functions automatically convert date values to serial numbers.

Example

Formula

Description (Result)

=DATEVALUE("8/22/2008")

Serial number of the text date (39682)

=DATEVALUE("22-AUG-2008")

Serial number of the text date (39682)

=DATEVALUE("2008/02/23")

Serial number of the text date (39501)

=DATEVALUE("5-JUL")

Serial number of the text date, assuming the computer's built-in clock is set to 2000 (37807)

Was this page helpful?
(1500 characters remaining)
Thank you for your feedback
Show:
© 2014 Microsoft