We can use the **DAY function** to return the **day of the month** from a given date. The steps below will walk through the process.

*Figure 1: How to Use the Excel DAY Function*

**Syntax**

**=DAY(date)**

**Formula**

**=DAY(B5)**

**Setting up the Data**

- We will set up the data by inputting the
**Dates**in**Column B** - The
**day in the month**will be returned in**Column C**

* Figure 2: Setting up the Data*

**Using the DAY function**

- We will click on
**Cell C5** - We will insert the formula below into the cell

**=DAY(B5)** - We will
**press the enter key**

* Figure 3: How to get the day of the month*

- We will click on
**Cell C5**again - We will
**double click**on the fill handle tool which is the small plus sign you see at the bottom right of**Cell C5.**Select and drag down to copy the formula to other cells.

* Figure 4: Result of using the DAY function*

**Note**

**Excel only returns dates that are after 1/1/1900**

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