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# Get month from date

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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