The MONTH function returns the month as a number (1-12) from a date.
|serial_number||The date of the month you are trying to find|
Note: The serial_number argument is the date that you want to return the year from. This can be supplied to the MONTH function as either:
- A references to cell containing a date, or
- A date returned from a function or formula
If you attempt to input the date argument as text, there is a chance that Excel may misinterpret this, depending on the date system, or date interpretation settings on your computer.
Warning: Although you can input the date as a serial number, this is not recommended, as the serial numbers may vary across different computer systems.
|2||1/1/2013||=MONTH(A2)||1||Date must be Excel serial format|
|3||Monday, June 01, 1976||=MONTH(A3)||6||“|
Common Function Error(s)
|Problem||What went wrong|
|Result looks like a date, e.g. “01/01/1900”, instead of an integer||Likely due to cell formatting, i.e. the function has returned the correct value, but the cell is formatted as a ‘date’, instead of an integer|