DATE Function

Combines values for a year, month, and day into a date.
Sample Usage
DATE(2013, 10, 14)
Syntax
DATE(
  • year
  • month
  • day
)
  • year
    The year component of the date, provided in YYYY format.
  • month
    The month component of the date, provided in MM format.
  • day
    The day component of the date, provided in DD format.
Usage Notes

You must use DATE in a Date column unless you're nesting it within another function, for example =IF(DATE(2017, 5, 29) = TODAY(), "Vacation!"). For more information, see the Column Types article.

Examples

This example references the following sheet information:

  Clothing Item Transaction Total Units Sold Sold Date
1 T-Shirt 1,170.00 78 07/10/19
2 Pants 1,491.00 42 02/12/19
3 Jacket 812.00 217 02/15/19

Given the table above, here are some examples of using DATE in a sheet:

Formula Description Result
=DATE(2019, 7, 10) Combines numbers for the year (2019), month (7), and day (10) into a date. 07/10/19
=INDEX([Clothing Item]:[Clothing Item], MATCH(DATE(2019, 2, 12), [Sold Date]:[Sold Date])) Returns the value in the “Clothing Item” column for the row that contains the DATE “02/12/2019” in the “Sold Date” column. Row 2 applies. Pants
=SUMIF([Sold Date]:[Sold Date], DATE(2019, 2, 15), [Transaction Total]:[Transaction Total]) Sums values in the “Transaction Total” column that have “02/15/2019” in the corresponding “Sold Date” column. Row 3 applies.  812.00