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DAY Function in Google Sheets: Explained

In this article, you will learn how to use the DAY formula in Google Sheets. 

What does the DAY Function do in Google Sheets?

The DAY function returns the day from a given date. The DAY function is beneficial when extracting the day from a specific date. For instance, the DAY formula is helpful when you need to know the revenue per day in a month for three months, regardless of the month.

How to use the DAY formula in Google Sheets

  1. Type “=DAY” or go to “Insert”“Function” (or directly navigate to the “Functions” icon)  “Date”“DAY”.
  2. Input a date manually or refer to a cell containing a date.
  3. Press the “Enter” key.
How to insert the DAY formulas from the menu bar in Google Sheets

The general syntax is as follows:

=DAY(date)

Date: the date from which the formula pulls out the day

Imagine that you look at your revenue record containing date information and want to know which day you recorded each revenue. Look at the following screenshot to understand how the DAY function works in Google Sheets.

How the DAY function works in Google Sheets

As you can see, the formula is simple. The DAY function needs only one argument: a date or a cell reference to a cell containing a date. In the example above, the DAY function in cell E3 refers to cell D3 containing “11/5/2022”; thus, the formula returns “5”. You can use this information in column E for various purposes. For example, you can count the number of deals each day by using the COUNTIF or the COUNTIFS functions or sum up the revenue on each day by the client with the SUMIF or SUMIFS functions. If you are interested in the SUMIF, SUMIFS, COUNTIF, or COUNTIFS functions, check these articles: How to Use SUMIF Function in Google Sheets / SUMIFS Function in Google Sheets: Explained / How to Use COUNTIF Function in Google Sheets / How to Use COUNTIFS function in Google Sheets

How do I make text in a day in Google Sheets?

To learn text formatting and how to make text in a day, go to this webpage explaining the TEXT function: TEXT Function in Google Sheets: Explained

Other formulas related to date and time

If you don’t get the correct answer to your question in this article or have other questions related to date and/or time, you may find the answers in the following articles.

Formulas related to dates

How to Use EDATE Function in Google Sheets - understand a date before/after a specific number of days

DAYS Function in Google Sheets: Explained - calculate the number of days between the two dates

WORKDAY Function in Google Sheets: Explained - show the ending date based on inputs of specific starting date and the number of working days, excluding holidays

NETWORKDAYS Function in Google Sheets: Explained - calculate the number of working days between two dates, excluding holidays

EOMONTH Function in Google Sheets: Explained - understand an end date of a month

DATEVALUE Function in Google Sheets: Explained - convert a date into a serial number

YEAR Function in Google Sheets: Explained - extract the year from a given date

MONTH Function in Google Sheets: Explained - the month from a given date

DATE Function in Google Sheets: Explained - create a date value based on year, month and day input

Formulas related to time

How to Insert Current Time in Google Sheets - NOW function

You can learn about other Google Sheets formulas and tips that are not mentioned here on this page: LiveFlow‘s How to Guides

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