Get instant live expert help with Excel or Google Sheets
“My Excelchat expert helped me in less than 20 minutes, saving me what would have been 5 hours of work!”

#### Post your problem and you’ll get expert help in seconds.

Your message must be at least 40 characters
Our professional experts are available now. Your privacy is guaranteed.

# Get date from day number

We can easily use excel DATE function to get date from day number of a given year. This function is useful when we know the day number, say nth day of the year, and we want to know its date. This post provides a clear guide on how to use the DATE function to get date from day number.

Figure 1: How to use DATE function to get date from day number

## General syntax of the formula

`=DATE (year, mnth, daynumber)`

Where;

• Year- refers to the year of which you want to get the date
• Month- Refers to the month
• Daynumber- refers to the number of the day

## How the formula works

This function easily identifies the dates given the day numbers. The function can build the dates from separate year, month and day values. It is able to roll forward to correct dates when the days and months supplied are out of range.

In our example above, we have the day number in column D, and would like to have the specific dates in column E. to do this, we simply feed the formula =DATE(2017,3,C4) into cell D4 and press Enter. To get the dates for the other entries, we simply copy down the formula across the other cells in the column.

## Example

Figure 2: Example of how to get date from day number

## Procedure

Step 1: Fill the “Day of the year” column with the number of days you have.

Step 2: In the date column, D, put the formula in cell B2, `=DATE(2017,3,A2)`

Step 3: Press Enter to get the date of the year.

Step 4: Copy down the formula to get dates for the other days.

## Instant Connection to an Expert through our Excelchat Service

Most of the time, the problem you will need to solve will be more complex than a simple application of a formula or function. If you want to save hours of research and frustration, try our live Excelchat service! Our Excel Experts are available 24/7 to answer any Excel question you may have. We guarantee a connection within 30 seconds and a customized solution within 20 minutes.

### Did this post not answer your question? Get a solution from connecting with the expert.

Solution examples
I have multiple columns on my spread sheet and want to switch from A-Z to Z-A based on values in column A
Solved by V. H. in 38 mins
Concat formula is incorrectly formatting the date in column C. Currently column B has dd/mm/yyyy and I require mm/dd/yyyy
Solved by Z. Y. in 31 mins
I need a formula that will allow me to calc before a certain date and after a certain date. =if(A2<=DATE(2015,8,27),(F2*1.14),(F2*1.15)) It just multiplies column F with 1.15. I'm assuming I need to bring in the date column into the equation?
Solved by M. Q. in 20 mins
I need assistance setting up a time sheet formula where I can create a column of contiguous dates down the left hand side of the spread sheet. So I can copy a contiguous column of dates, rather than entering each date manually. I would only need to have work days in the list, ie Monday to Friday inc. with a couple of spare lines between each week.
Solved by Z. Y. in 40 mins
Example: If a loan closes between October 1st & 15th, the first mortgage payment is due November 1st. If it closes between October 16th & 31st, the first payment is due December 1st.
Solved by S. S. in 15 mins