I need to convert a date variable from this format 201701 to Jan 2017. I tried using Date and Date#, but instead of getting the short month and year, I only get the year. Our variable name is BillingDate and I use it like this:
Date(Date#(BillingDate, 'YYYYMM'), 'MMM YYYY')
I've also tried using MM as part of the output format, but I still only get the year. Any ideas as to where I may be going wrong?
Sorry, I forgot to follow up, but we finally figured it out. It seems that our original formula was trying to create a date from a string. We should have been trying to create a date from a number. The correct formula to create our MMM/YYYY date is:
=date(makedate(num(left(BillDate,4)),num(right(BillDate,2))),'MMM YYYY') where Billdate is a sring of the format, YYYY/MM.