How to extract month from a date that's in Text format?


New Member
Nov 8, 2012
I have a column with the following values:
November 8, 2012 1:37:07 PM GMT+05:30
November 8, 2012 9:32:03 AM GMT+05:30
November 8, 2012 4:32:54 AM GMT+05:30
November 7, 2012 10:28:11 PM GMT+05:30
November 7, 2012 8:36:43 PM GMT+05:30
November 7, 2012 6:33:13 AM GMT+05:30
November 1, 2012 4:14:46 AM GMT+05:30
November 1, 2012 12:46:45 AM GMT+05:30
October 31, 2012 5:43:29 PM GMT+05:30
October 31, 2012 1:06:28 PM GMT+05:30
October 25, 2012 2:06:48 AM GMT+05:30
October 25, 2012 1:08:07 AM GMT+05:30
October 22, 2012 4:02:06 PM GMT+05:30
October 19, 2012 4:16:04 AM GMT+05:30
October 19, 2012 4:12:50 AM GMT+05:30
October 12, 2012 6:19:03 PM GMT+05:30
October 12, 2012 8:30:15 AM GMT+05:30


I need another column, with just the month specified there based on above dates, so that I can manipulate the complete sheet further using a pivot. Some formatting issue isn't allowing me to use month() function, to derive the month of the date mentioned in the cell.
Using Auto-filter is too tedious, since I'd have to do it 12 times to cover each of the month. Tried recording a macro, but that too isn't helping much, since it gets specific to cells and hence isn't re-usable in another sheet with similar data.
How can I automate the task of extracting just the month from the above column?



New Member
Nov 8, 2012
Wow, that works! But then I'd have one more request - I need to be able to sort it based on month, while I do a pivot. So is there a way to put it like -
01 Jan
02 Feb
Or any way where I can list it chronologically?


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