DATE()

Date from Date, DateTime, or Time

Returns Date from Date, DateTime, or Time. If a Time value is specified, which has no date component, returns a default date of 12/30/1899. If the specified value is not a Date, DateTime, or Time value, returns a blank.

Sample usage

DATE("4/1/2010") returns 4/1/2010

DATE(TODAY()) returns today's date from a Date value. See also: TODAY()

DATE("4/1/2010 3:14") returns 4/1/2010

DATE(NOW()) returns today's date from a DateTime value. See also: NOW()

DATE("3:14") returns 12/30/1899 (a Time value has no date component, so a default is used).

DATE(TIMENOW()) returns 12/30/1899 (TIMENOW() returns a Time value, which has no date component, so a default is used).

Common problems

DATE("Good morning, Martin!") returns blank because the textual input isn't a recognized temporal type and so cannot be converted.

Syntax

DATE(when)

  • when - A Date, DateTime, or Time value.

Notes

Because temporal types are Text values with specific formats, any textual value may be supplied to DATE(), but non-temporal values will produce a blank result.

See also

Date and time expressions

DATETIME()

NOW()

TIME()

TODAY()

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