The DATEVALUE function in Google Sheets takes a date in text format and returns the corresponding date in numeric format. To use the function, enter the following into a cell: =DATEVALUE("1/1/2018") . This will return the date 1/1/2018 in numeric format. You can also use the DATEVALUE function to convert a date in numeric format to text format. To do this, enter the following into a cell: =DATEVALUE(12345678) . This will return the text "1/1/2018" in the cell.
The syntax of the DATEVALUE function in Google Sheets is as follows: DATEVALUE(date_string) The date_string argument is the text representation of the date that you want to convert to a date value.
In Google Sheets, the DATEVALUE function takes a date in text form and converts it into a date data type. This function can be used in a variety of ways, but one common application is to use it in conjunction with the VLOOKUP function. For example, suppose you have a table of sales data that includes the date of the sale as well as the sale amount. You can use the DATEVALUE function to convert the date in the table into a date data type, and then use the VLOOKUP function to find the corresponding sale amount for that date.
There are a few instances when you should not use DATEVALUE in Google Sheets. One is when you have a date in text format, rather than in a date format that DATEVALUE recognizes. For example, if you have the text string "April 1, 2016" in a cell, DATEVALUE will return the value 4/1/2016, which is not the correct date. Another time you should not use DATEVALUE is when you have a date in a different time zone than the time zone in which your Google Sheet is set.
One possible Google Sheets formula to convert text to a date is DATEVALUE. This formula takes in a text string and converts it into a date based on the text's content. Other similar formulae to DATEVALUE in Google Sheets include:
- TODAY() which returns the current date
- NOW() which returns the current date and time
- TEXT() which converts a date into text format
- VALUE() which converts text to a number