# convert number to date in excel

To convert a number to a date in Excel, you can use the DATE function. The DATE function takes three arguments: the year, month, and day. You can extract the year, month, and day from the number using the YEAR, MONTH, and DAY functions respectively.

Here's the formula to convert a number to a date:

```
=DATE(YEAR(A1), MONTH(A1), DAY(A1))
```

In this formula, A1 is the cell containing the number you want to convert. Replace A1 with the appropriate cell reference in your worksheet.

This formula will convert the number into a date using the year, month, and day extracted from the number. The resulting date will be displayed in the default date format set in your Excel.

Note that this formula assumes that the number represents a valid date. If the number is not a valid date, the formula will return an error.

That's it! This formula should help you convert a number to a date in Excel.