What would be the best way to turn a YEARDAY value into a regular date?


In my company, we have a date code we put on our products. This date code consists of a Julian Date (3 digit YEARDAY value), the 2 digit year and then the machine it was produced on. We are reporting this date code into a sheet and I am wondering the best way to convert it.

I have thought about using an if statement to first turn it into a month, then that same thing to turn the YEARDAY to a month day, but I am wondering if there is an easier solution with another formula rather than using a dragged out IF statement?


  • Andrée Starå
    Andrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi @Kaleb Riley

    I hope you're well and safe!

    What about having a so-called helper sheet with a directory of the corresponding dates and then using cross-sheet formulas to collect it to the main sheet.

    Make sense?

    Would that work/help?

    I hope that helps!

    Be safe and have a fantastic weekend!


    Andrée Starå | Workflow Consultant / CEO @ WORK BOLD

    Did my post(s) help or answer your question or solve your problem? Please support the Community by marking it Insightful/Vote Up or/and as the accepted answer. It will make it easier for others to find a solution or help to answer!


    Andrée Starå | Workflow Consultant / CEO @ WORK BOLD

    W: www.workbold.com | E:andree@workbold.com | P: +46 (0) - 72 - 510 99 35

    Feel free to contact me for help with Smartsheet, integrations, general workflow advice, or anything else.

Help Article Resources

Want to practice working with formulas directly in Smartsheet?

Check out the Formula Handbook template!