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Combine Text with Date or Time in Excel – Reporting Tips

Many times you prepare financial reports in multiple sheets where you have to mention the date of signing report along with the certain text. There are multiple ways to combine text with a date or time in excel. If you want to learn more, please check our latest Excel Ninja Course for such type of Excel Tips & Tricks.

Combine text with a date by following these simple steps:

Hence it increases responsibility to update the date on each sheet.
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What if you enter a proper date in one sheet and it automatically updates the date mentioned with combined text in other sheets of the workbook?

BUT…. Problem faced while combining the text with the date is as follows:

combine text with date and time in Excel

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How to Combine text with Date & Time here is the solution:

  1. Enter this formula =Concatenate(A3,” “,TEXT(B3,”mm/dd/yyyy”) into a blank cell besides your data.
  2. Or alternatively can use the second formula as =A4&” “&TEXT(B4,”dd/mm/yyyy”) into a black cell besides your data.

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How to Combine Date & Time in Excel

to merge/combine the date & time in excel cells, follow below steps,

Step 1: Here is the simple formula to combine Date & Time in Excel

Step 2: A2 indices the first date in Date Column & B2 is for Time Column

Step 3: Type this formula = TEXT(A2,”m/dd/yy “)&TEXT(B2,”hh:mm:ss”) into next column.

Step 4: Now you will get Combine Date & Time in Excel

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Detail discussion of the Text formula in the context of date formatting:



Assuming a date of 08-07-2015 3:21:00 PM, here is a complete set of formatting codes for a date, along with sample output. Combine text with a date with ease, thereby increasing your productivity and efficiency.

Format code Output
d 8
dd 08
ddd Wed
dddd Wednesday
m 7
mm 07
mmm Jul
mmmm July
mmmmm J
yy 15
yyyy 2015
mm/dd/yyyy 07/08/2015
m/d/y 7/8/15
ddd, mmm d Wed,Jul 8
mm/dd/yyyy h:mm AM/PM 07/08/2015 3:21 PM
dd/mm/yyyy hh:mm:ss 07/08/2015 15:21:00

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