convert long date to text

seattlerose

New Member
Joined
Mar 8, 2012
Messages
23
I have dates on a sheet January 5, 2015 the cell is formatted as a date I want to convert it to text but keep the words not have it go to 42009. I need to upload this data to a different system that needs the long date but has to be text.
Can someone help. I've tried all I can think of on this.
 

Some videos you may like

Excel Facts

Back into an answer in Excel
Use Data, What-If Analysis, Goal Seek to find the correct input cell value to reach a desired result

FormR

MrExcel MVP
Joined
Aug 18, 2011
Messages
6,483
Office Version
  1. 365
Platform
  1. Windows
Hi - you could try:

=TEXT(A1,"mmmm d, yyyy")
 

Rick Rothstein

MrExcel MVP
Joined
Apr 18, 2011
Messages
36,884
Office Version
  1. 2010
Platform
  1. Windows
I have dates on a sheet January 5, 2015 the cell is formatted as a date I want to convert it to text but keep the words not have it go to 42009. I need to upload this data to a different system that needs the long date but has to be text.
Can someone help. I've tried all I can think of on this.
What do you mean by "convert it to text"? Where... in another cell? If so...

=TEXT(A1,"mmmm d, yyyy")

If you mean you want to change the Date cells to Text cells directly in place, I think you will need a VB macro for that. Is that what you need?
 

Watch MrExcel Video

Forum statistics

Threads
1,127,852
Messages
5,627,255
Members
416,236
Latest member
Lynchbox

We've detected that you are using an adblocker.

We have a great community of people providing Excel help here, but the hosting costs are enormous. You can help keep this site running by allowing ads on MrExcel.com.
Allow Ads at MrExcel

Which adblocker are you using?

Disable AdBlock

Follow these easy steps to disable AdBlock

1)Click on the icon in the browser’s toolbar.
2)Click on the icon in the browser’s toolbar.
2)Click on the "Pause on this site" option.
Go back

Disable AdBlock Plus

Follow these easy steps to disable AdBlock Plus

1)Click on the icon in the browser’s toolbar.
2)Click on the toggle to disable it for "mrexcel.com".
Go back

Disable uBlock Origin

Follow these easy steps to disable uBlock Origin

1)Click on the icon in the browser’s toolbar.
2)Click on the "Power" button.
3)Click on the "Refresh" button.
Go back

Disable uBlock

Follow these easy steps to disable uBlock

1)Click on the icon in the browser’s toolbar.
2)Click on the "Power" button.
3)Click on the "Refresh" button.
Go back
Top