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John Heckman
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Apologize if this has been solved previously. I am attempting to change the month only in a column of already entered dates in a column.  For example I have 1/2/2018, 1/5/2018, 1/17/2018, 1/20/18 etc. and want to only change the month from Jan to Feb like this: 2/2/18, 2/5/2018 etc.  Any ideas? 

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lets say your data are in Col A

you can use this formula below

=DATE(YEAR(A1),MONTH(A1)+1,DAY(A1))

then format your cells to date format

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Hi John,

 

If we speak only about Jan to Feb, not every month in dates on next one, I'd first apply to your dates custom format

mm/d/yyyy

when Ctrl+H and replace 01/ on 02/

 

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Jamil, 

=EDATE(A1,1)

shall work in such case

 

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Yes Sergei,

that one is even better.
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Thanks, but Find and Replace won't work because I have several dates within the column.

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Solution

If you select all your dates before Ctrl+H when Replace All shall work, otherwise find (and replace) one by one

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This works rather easily! Thanks.

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Hi John,

your select your own comment as best response.

can you please confirm whether the find and replace worked for you?
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Yes, Jamil this work as well. Thanks.

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You are welcome.

Thanks for the feedback.

 

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I tried to replace jan to feb. (ex. 1/1/19 to 2/1/19). When doing so, the day also changed to 2? I only want to change the month. using 1/ to 2/ will also change the day if it has 1/. How can I only change the month using the replace function? 

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