My list has a field for report month. The month is selected from a list and is displayed in text format (Jan, Feb, etc.) For sorting puposes, I want to add a calculated column that will assign the month's numeric value (01, 02, etc.). Any help writing the formula would be extremely, greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.

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You will need to convert the Text date into Date and then extract the month.

Try this:


1 being the first day of the month (and a dash) is added to convert text into date

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More details on DateValue here and Month here

  • Although my own situation uses fully spelled-out month names, and thus requires a different syntax within the DATEVALUE function, this answer still gave me enough to figure out what I needed. Commented Jul 23, 2018 at 15:37

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