We can use the **MONTH** function to get the **month** from a given date. The steps below will walk through the process.

*Figure 1: Result of using the MONTH function*

**Syntax**

**=MONTH(date)**

**Formula**

**=MONTH(B5)**

**Setting up the Data**

- We will set up data by inputting our
**Dates**in**Column B** - Our result, which is the
**month,**will be returned in**Column C**

* Figure 2: Setting up the Data*

**Get the MONTH with the MONTH Function**

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

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

* Figure 3: How to get the month from date*

- 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 MONTH function*

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