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Remove Time from Date in Excel

– Remove Time from Date in Excel –

You may show data in Excel in a variety of ways. And with dates and time data in Excel, there are just too many options. There are also techniques to tweak and adapt these formats because there are so many of them. Here’s how to remove time from date in Excel. 

Remove Time from Date in Excel

Excel users frequently need to subtract time from dates, which is a regular task (i.e., remove the time from the time stamp so that you only have the date).

Let’s say you want to only have the date and you have the dataset that is depicted below.

How to Remove Time from Date in Excel

The steps to removing time from a date using Find and Replace are:

a. Select the cells from which you want to remove the time

b. Click the Home tab

c. In the Editing group, click on Find and Select option

d. Click on the Replace option. This will open the ‘Find and Replace’ dialog box.

e. In the Find what: field, enter * (a space character followed by the asterisk symbol)

f. Leave the Replace with field blank

g. Click on Replace All

The aforementioned processes would quickly remove the time component of the cell, leaving you with simply the date.

However, you could still see the outcome as displayed below, where the date also includes the time component (although all the time value is 12:00 AM).

This occurs because, although we have removed the time component from the overall date, they have not yet changed the format to solely display the date.

The data must be in a format where the date is followed by a space character, then the time, for this to work. This approach won’t work if you have leading spaces. You must eliminate leading spaces before using this technique.

The procedures to just get the date and hide the time are:

a. Click the Home tab

b. In the Number group, click on the drop-down

c. Select Short date (or Long Date) – based on how you want the date to be displayed.

Frequently Asked Questions

Read through this section for more answers on how to remove time from date in Excel.

1. How to Remove Time from the Date in Excel?

Ans: “To remove time from the date in Excel, do these:

a. Highlight the cells to remove time from date.

b. Then right-click on it and choose Format Cells.

c. Then in the Format Cells box select Date in Category and select *14-03-2012 in Type, and then click Ok. After that, it removes time from the date.”


2. How Do I Remove the Weekday from A Date in Excel?

Ans: “There are two ways that I know to do it: using the format cells menu and the TEXT formula.

First is the format cells menu.

To use this method,

a. First, highlight the cell where you put your date.

b. Then, right-click and choose “Format Cells.”

c. In the dialog box shown, choose the Number format tab and highlight Date or Custom in the Category. In the right box, choose the month and year format that you want without the day.

d. Click OK and they write your date data without the day!

The second method is by using the TEXT formula.

a. First, type TEXT in the cell where you want the date without the day.

b. Next, input the date that you want to remove the day from

c. Then, input the writing format you want for the date. It should only include the month and the year, of course.

d. Enter and it produces the date without the day!”


3. How to Remove Text from Dates in Excel and Add 6 Months to it?

Ans: “Use a combination of the LEFT()text function and FIND()


4. How Do I Calculate Time Difference in Excel?

Ans: “To do this,

a. Calculate hours between two times: =TEXT(B2-A2, “h”)

b. Return hours and minutes between 2 times: =TEXT(B2-A2, “h:mm”)

c. Return hours, minutes and seconds between 2 times: =TEXT(B2-A2, “h:mm:ss”)”


5. How to Stop Google Sheets from Changing Numbers to Dates?

Ans: “In Google Sheets, the only way to stop formatting numbers as dates is to use an apostrophe in front of the value.”


6. How to Remove the Dashes in a Column of Dates in Excel?

Ans: “To remove the dashes in a column of dates in Excel.

a. Select the dataset from which you want to remove the dashes.

b. Hold the Control key and then press the H key. This will open the Find and Replace dialog box.

c. In the ‘Find what’ field, type the dash symbol (-)

d. Leave the ‘Replace with’ field empty.

e. Click on Replace All.”


7. How Can I Change the Date or Time Format in Excel?

Ans: “Select the cells you want to format. Press CTRL+1. In the Format Cells box, click the Number tab. In the Category list, click Date, and then choose a date format you want in Type.”


8. How to Auto Fill Date-Cell Formatting (Date-Time) in Excel?

Ans: “Select that cell, right-click on the fill handle, drag it down or across several cells, and then release. In the context menu, click Series. In the Series dialog box, choose the Date unit and enter the Step value. Click OK.”


9. How Do I Skip to the Top and Bottom of My Excel Sheet?

Ans: “Press Page Up or t. Press Scroll Lock, and then hold down CTRL while you press the Left Arrow or Right Arrow key.

Press Scroll Lock, and then simultaneously hold down CTRL and an arrow key to quickly move through large areas of your worksheet.”


10. How to Subtract Time in Excel Using 24-Hour Format, Like 00:34?

Ans: “On the Number tab, under Category, select Custom, and type one of the following time formats in the Type box:

a. Over 24 hours: [h]:mm:ss or [h]:mm.

b. Over 60 minutes: [m]:ss.

c. Over 60 seconds: [s]”


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