# How to Convert YYYYMMDD to Date Format in Excel

In this tutorial, you will learn how to convert YYYYMMDD to date format in Excel.

Normally, we want to change the data format to one that Excel can handle when we store and organise data. We must convert our data collection to Excel date formats in order to add dates to it. We will concentrate on specifically understanding how to change the YYYYMMDD format into an Excel date format.

Once you are ready, we can start by using real-life scenarios to help you understand how to convert YYYYMMDD to date format in Excel.

## Anatomy of DATE Function

=DATE(year,month,day)

The serial number representing a certain date is returned by the DATE function.

## Convert YYYYMMDD to Date Format in Excel

Before we begin we will need a group of data to be used to convert YYYYMMDD to date format in Excel.

### Step 1

First, you need to have a clean and tidy group of data to work with.

### Step 2

To change the date from YYYMMDD to Date Format in Excel you can simply insert the following formula =DATE(LEFT(A2,4),MID(A2,5,2),RIGHT(A2,2)).

### Step 3

Once you are done, the formula will return the dates in Excelâ€™s date formatting.