How to specify format for date formulas?

Hi all,

If I'm using a formula such as '=MONTH(TODAY()) , how do I tell smartsheet to return the name of the month instead of the number? eg: "September" instead of "9"

In excel it would be '=TEXT(TODAY(), "mmmm") but this smartsheet doesn't seem to like this. What is the smartsheet equivalent?

I am not prepared to prick around with 12 IF statements as I've seen suggested elsewhere... surely "Smart" Sheet is smarter than that?

TIA! :)


  • Andrée Starå
    Andrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi @Liz Lomax

    I hope you're well and safe!

    Unfortunately, it's not possible to change it without the IF formula or a Workflow, but it's an excellent idea!

    Please submit an Enhancement Request when you have a moment.

    Here's a possible workaround or workarounds

    • Workflow with the Change a Cell action for each month (if 1 = January)
    • Multiple IF formula structure. Something like this.
    =IF(ColumnName@row <> "", 
    IF(MONTH(ColumnName@row) = 1, "01 January", 
    IF(MONTH(ColumnName@row) = 2, "02 February", 
    IF(MONTH(ColumnName@row) = 3, "03 March", 
    IF(MONTH(ColumnName@row) = 4, "04 April", 
    IF(MONTH(ColumnName@row) = 5, "05 May", 
    IF(MONTH(ColumnName@row) = 6, "06 June", 
    IF(MONTH(ColumnName@row) = 7, "07 July", 
    IF(MONTH(ColumnName@row) = 8, "08 August", 
    IF(MONTH(ColumnName@row) = 9, "09 September", 
    IF(MONTH(ColumnName@row) = 10, " 10 October", 
    IF(MONTH(ColumnName@row) = 11, "11 November", 
    IF(MONTH(ColumnName@row) = 12, "12 December")))))))))))))

    Would any of those options work/help?

    I hope that helps!

    Be safe and have a fantastic week!


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