This Excel concatenate date formula example helps you:
- Join a string and a date;
- While keeping proper date formatting.
Excel Concatenate Date Formula Template
'Source: https://powerspreadsheets.com/ 'More information: https://powerspreadsheets.com/excel-concatenate-date/ 'Concatenate string and date =String&TEXT(Date,"DateFormat") 'Concatenate date and string =TEXT(Date,"DateFormat")&String
For these purposes:
- String is the string you concatenate.
- Date is the date you concatenate.
- DateFormat is the applicable date format code. You can use the number format code strings from the Number tab of the Format Cells dialog box.
Excel Concatenate Date Example Formula
The Excel concatenate date example formula below:
- The string stored in cell B6; and
- The date stored in cell B7;
- While formatting the date (stored in cell B7) as a date (“d mmmm yyyy”) with the following characteristics:
- The day number, without a leading 0 (d); followed by
- The full name of the month (mmmm); followed by
- The 4 digits of the year (yyyy).
'Source: https://powerspreadsheets.com/ 'More information: https://powerspreadsheets.com/excel-concatenate-date/ =B6&TEXT(B7,"d mmmm yyyy")
The image at the top of this post shows the results I obtain with this Excel concatenate date example formula.
Excel Concatenate Date Explanation
The ampersand text concatenation operator (&):
- Concatenates strings; and
- Returns a single string with the concatenated items.
Concatenated items (therefore) become strings. In other words: When you concatenate a string and a date:
- The date:
- Becomes text; and
- No longer works as a numeric date value.
- Excel displays an unformatted (raw) numeric value. For example, “47484” instead of “01/01/30” or “1 January 2030”.
Use the TEXT function to control how a concatenated date is displayed when creating an Excel concatenate date formula. The TEXT function allows you to control how a date is displayed by applying a date format (you specify).
The ampersand text concatenation operator (&) is not the only way to concatenate items. You can find more Excel concatenate formula examples in the More Excel Concatenate Formula Examples section.
More Excel Concatenate Formula Examples
This formula example is part of a more comprehensive series of Excel concatenate formula examples.
- Excel Concatenate Strings: Click here to open.
- Excel Concatenate Number and String: Click here to open.
- Excel Concatenate Date: Click here to open.
- Excel Concatenate with Space: Click here to open.
- Excel Concatenate New Line: Click here to open.
- Excel Concatenate Double Quote: Click here to open.
- Excel Concatenate Multiple Cells with Comma: Click here to open.
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