Insert the month based on date

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I'm trying to insert a formula to return the month i.e. January depending on a date. The formula I have inserted is

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

The result is #UNPARSEABLE. Any ideas on what could be causing this error? I would also love to have the year included to i.e. January 2022. Is this possible?

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  • Wolfram
    Wolfram ✭✭
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    It is perfect but you are missing a " after January.

  • Andrée Starå
    Andrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭✭
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    Hi @B Young

    I hope you're well and safe!

    Try something like this.

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

    Did that work/help?

    I hope that helps!

    Be safe, and have a fantastic week!

    Best,

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  • B Young
    B Young ✭✭
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    Thank you - both of these were helpful!

  • Andrée Starå
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    @B Young

    Excellent!

    Happy to help!

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