Date format codes Assuming a date of January 9, 2012, here is a more complete set of formatting codes for date, along with sample output. You can use the TEXT function to convert dates or any numeric value to a fixed text format. You can explore available formats by navigating to Format Cells (Win: Ctrl + 1, Mac: Cmd + 1) and selecting various format categories in the list to the left. Also see: Excel custom number formats.

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