The TEXT function applies the number format you specify to a numeric value, and returns a result as text.
In this case, the number format provided is "yyyymm", which joins a 4-digit year with a 2-digit month value.
Display only option
If you only want to display a date with the year and month, you can simply apply the custom number format "yyyymm" to the date(s). This will cause Excel to display the year and month together, but will not change the underlying date.
If you need to convert a date to a Julian date format in Excel, you can do so by building a formula that uses the TEXT, YEAR, and DATE functions. Background "Julian date format" refers to a format where the year value of a date is combined with the...
If you need to convert dates to text (i.e. date to string conversion) , you can use the TEXT function. The TEXT function can use patterns like "dd/mm/yyyy", "yyyy-mm-dd", etc. to convert a valid date to a text value. See table below for a list of...
The Excel TEXT function returns a number in a given number format, as text. You can use the TEXT function to embed formatted numbers inside text.
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