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# Create date range from two dates

When we have two dates in two different cell references and wish to display them in one cell as date range as per our desired format then we will learn how to do that in this article. Using a formula based on the TEXT function and Ampersand (&), concatenating operator, we can create date range from two dates in Excel. This article will step through the process.

Figure 1. Creating Date Range From Two Dates

## Formula Syntax

The generic syntax for the formula is as follows;

`=TEXT(date1,"format")&" - "&TEXT(date2,"format")`

Suppose we have the start date in cell B2 and the end date in cell C2. We want to display these both dates in a cell E2 as date range as per a custom date format “mmm d”. Following the above formula syntax, we can create date range from two dates in a single formula, such as;

`=TEXT(B2,"mmm d")&" - "&TEXT(C2,"mmm d")`

Figure 2. Applying the Formula to Create Date Range

## How Formula Works

When we have a date value, the TEXT function returns it as a custom date format. By using the TEXT function we can return these two date values in a custom format and with the help of Ampersand (&), concatenating operator, we can combine these two formats in a single formula. After applying the formula, press Enter and copy the formula down to other cells.

Figure 3. Displaying Date Range in Single Cell

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