# Converting From # of Days since 1900 to Dates?

#### BBA18

##### New Member
I'm currently taking an REFM certification course and I'm having some trouble with dates in Excel.

Whenever I use the EDATE or EOMONTH formulas I am given a number in the 40,000s (the number of days that date is since the arbitrary 1900 start date Excel uses), and I cannot figure out how to convert that number into an actual calendar date like "1/10/2017"

What function should I use to convert this into a regular date?

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#### Eric W

##### MrExcel MVP
Welcome to the forum.

No function. Just format the cell as a date.

#### BBA18

##### New Member
Thanks!

How do you format a cell as a date?

#### BBA18

##### New Member
Never mind, I see how it's done.

Thanks for the help.

You're welcome.

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