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TO_DATE: Google Sheets Formulae Explained

How do you use TO_DATE in Google Sheets?

TO_DATE is used to convert a text string into a date. The text string can be in any format that Google Sheets recognizes as a date, such as "1/1/2018" or "1 Jan 2018". TO_DATE is most commonly used in formulas to calculate the date corresponding to a given date string. For example, the formula "=TO_DATE("1/1/2018")" would return the date 1/1/2018.

What is the syntax of TO_DATE in Google Sheets?

The syntax of TO_DATE in Google Sheets is as follows: TO_DATE(string, format) . string is the text you want to convert to a date, and format is the desired date format.

What is an example of how to use TO_DATE in Google Sheets?

TO_DATE is a function in Google Sheets that converts a string of text into a date. An example of how to use it is:

=TO_DATE("1/1/2018")

This would return January 1st, 2018 as the date.

When should you not use TO_DATE in Google Sheets?

TO_DATE should not be used when the date to be converted is not in the expected format. For example, if the date to be converted is February 29, 2020, TO_DATE should not be used because the expected format is MM/DD/YYYY.

What are some similar formulae to TO_DATE in Google Sheets?

One similar formula in Google Sheets is the DATE function. The DATE function takes a date in string form and converts it into a date data type. Another similar formula is the TODAY function. The TODAY function takes the current date and prints it out in string form. Other similar formulas include the DAY function, the MONTH function, and the YEAR function. These functions take a date in string form and break it down into the day, month, and year.

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