# Formula to extract month name is not working

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I'm using the following formula to extract the name of the month (e.g., "May" if there is a "5") but keep getting an "Invalid Data" error.

=IF(MONTH([SLA Month]@row) = 1, "January", IF(MONTH([SLA Month]@row) = 2, "February", IF(MONTH([SLA Month]@row) = 3, "March", IF(MONTH([SLA Month]@row) = 4, "April", IF(MONTH([SLA Month]@row) = 5, "May", IF(MONTH([SLA Month]@row) = 6, "June", IF(MONTH([SLA Month]@row) = 7, "July", IF(MONTH([SLA Month]@row) = 8, "August", IF(MONTH([SLA Month]@row) = 9, "September", IF(MONTH([SLA Month]@row) = 10, "October", IF(MONTH([SLA Month]@row) = 11, "November", IF(MONTH([SLA Month]@row) = 12, "December"))))))))))))

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks!

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Hey @deb_63_hydracor,

You should be able to input the formula like this:

=IFERROR(IF(MONTH([SLA Month]@row) = 1, "January", IF(MONTH([SLA Month]@row) = 2, "February", IF(MONTH([SLA Month]@row) = 3, "March", IF(MONTH([SLA Month]@row) = 4, "April", IF(MONTH([SLA Month]@row) = 5, "May", IF(MONTH([SLA Month]@row) = 6, "June", IF(MONTH([SLA Month]@row) = 7, "July", IF(MONTH([SLA Month]@row) = 8, "August", IF(MONTH([SLA Month]@row) = 9, "September", IF(MONTH([SLA Month]@row) = 10, "October", IF(MONTH([SLA Month]@row) = 11, "November", IF(MONTH([SLA Month]@row) = 12, "December")))))))))))), "")

It should work no problem (if the SLA Month is also a Date column)

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Double check that your date column actually has DATE as property. I modifid the last part of your formula and tested.

```=IF(MONTH([SLA Month]@row) = 1, "January",
IF(MONTH([SLA Month]@row) = 2, "February",
IF(MONTH([SLA Month]@row) = 3, "March",
IF(MONTH([SLA Month]@row) = 4, "April",
IF(MONTH([SLA Month]@row) = 5, "May",
IF(MONTH([SLA Month]@row) = 6, "June",
IF(MONTH([SLA Month]@row) = 7, "July",
IF(MONTH([SLA Month]@row) = 8, "August",
IF(MONTH([SLA Month]@row) = 9, "September",
IF(MONTH([SLA Month]@row) = 10, "October",
IF(MONTH([SLA Month]@row) = 11, "November",
IF(MONTH([SLA Month]@row) = 12, "December",
""))))))))))))
```

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Hey @deb_63_hydracor,

The SLA Month column, is that a date column or just a text/number column for the month?

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Thanks so both of you!

It turns out that I was getting "Invalid Data Type" if the cell is blank. I have this formula in another column but don't know how to incorporate it into the formula above.

=IFERROR(MONTH([SLA - Effective Date]@row), "")

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Hey @deb_63_hydracor,

You should be able to input the formula like this:

=IFERROR(IF(MONTH([SLA Month]@row) = 1, "January", IF(MONTH([SLA Month]@row) = 2, "February", IF(MONTH([SLA Month]@row) = 3, "March", IF(MONTH([SLA Month]@row) = 4, "April", IF(MONTH([SLA Month]@row) = 5, "May", IF(MONTH([SLA Month]@row) = 6, "June", IF(MONTH([SLA Month]@row) = 7, "July", IF(MONTH([SLA Month]@row) = 8, "August", IF(MONTH([SLA Month]@row) = 9, "September", IF(MONTH([SLA Month]@row) = 10, "October", IF(MONTH([SLA Month]@row) = 11, "November", IF(MONTH([SLA Month]@row) = 12, "December")))))))))))), "")

It should work no problem (if the SLA Month is also a Date column)

If my response was helpful in any way (or answered your question) please be sure to upvote it, mark it as awesome, or mark it as the accepted answer!

I'm always looking to connect with other industry professionals, feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn as well!

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