Using LEFT function on Dates

spg2112

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Hi all,

Stupid question here. How do I convert a date so that when I use the LEFT function I don't get the "3" for the value? Example todays date is 9/24/2002, but the text equivalent is 37523. When I use left I get the 3, not the 9.

Steve
 

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Aladin Akyurek

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On 2002-09-24 14:47, spg2112 wrote:
Hi all,

Stupid question here. How do I convert a date so that when I use the LEFT function I don't get the "3" for the value? Example todays date is 9/24/2002, but the text equivalent is 37523. When I use left I get the 3, not the 9.

Steve

=MONTH(A1)

where A1 houses a true date.
 

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