VBA MONTH Function

VBA MONTH Function

Objective of the VBA Month Function:

The VBA Month Function is a built-in function in MS Excel. It has one input argument or parameter. It returns the two-digit Month from the specified date. It returns a number from 1 to 12. It is a ‘Data and Month’ type function. Default format of the Month function is ‘MM’. The VBA Month Function can be used in either procedure or function in a VBA editor window in Excel. We can use the VBA Month Function any number of Months in any number of procedures or functions. In the following section we learn what is the syntax and parameters of the date function, where we can use this VBA Month Function and real-Month examples.

Table of Contents:

Syntax of VBA Month Function

The syntax of the VBA Month Function is

MONTH(date_value)

Parameters or Arguments

There is one parameter or argument for the Month function in VBA. That is nothing but ‘date_value’.
Where date_value is a date for which the Month is to be returned.

Where we can apply or use the VBA Month Function?

We can use this VBA month function in MS Office 365, MS Excel 2016, MS Excel 2013, 2011, Excel 2010, Excel 2007, Excel 2003, Excel 2016 for Mac, Excel 2011 for Mac, Excel Online, Excel for iPhone, Excel for iPad, Excel for Android tablets and Excel for Android Mobiles.

Example 1: Display current Month on the screen

Here is a simple example of the VBA Month Function. This below example macro uses the Month function and displays the two-digit Month from the specified date. In this case specified date is current date.

'Display Current Month on the screen
Sub VBA_Month_Function_Ex1()
    
    'Variable declaration
    Dim sCurrentMonth As Integer
    
    'Assign current Month to variable
    sCurrentMonth = Month(Now)
    MsgBox sCurrentMonth, vbInformation, "Current Month"
    
End Sub 

In the above example ‘sCurrentDate’ declared as an Integer data type. And Month is a vba function, it returns two digit number (number from a 1 to 12) as Month. This variable ‘sCurrentDate’ now contains the two-digit Month.
Output:
Here is the screen shot of first example output.
VBA MONTH Function Example 1

 

Example 2: Display current Month on the Worksheet

Here is another example of the VBA Month Function. This below example macro uses the Month function and displays the Month from the specified date on the Worksheet named ‘VBAF1.Com’ in Range ‘B18’.

'Display Current Month on the Worksheet
Sub VBA_Month_Function_Ex2()
    
    'Variable declaration
    Dim dCurrentMonth As Date
    
    'Assign current Month to variable
    sCurrentMonth = Now
    Sheets("VBAF1.com").Range("B18") = Month(sCurrentMonth)
    
    'or
    'Sheets("VBAF1.com").Cells(18, 2) = Month(sCurrentMonth)
    
End Sub
    

Output:
Here is the screen shot of second example output.
VBA MONTH Function Example 2

 

Example 3: Display complete current Month name using Format

Here is one more example with VBA Month Function. This below example macro uses the Date function and changes the format of the date. Finally, it displays the complete current month name from the specified date on the screen.

Sub VBA_Month_Function_Ex3()
'Format and Display complete Current Month on the screen
    
    'Variable declaration
    Dim sCurrentMonth As Date
    
    'Assign current Month to variable
    sCurrentMonth = Date
    MsgBox Format(sCurrentMonth, "MMMM"), vbInformation, "Current Month"
    
End Sub 

Output:
Here is the screen shot of third example output.
VBA MONTH Function Example 3

Instructions

Here are the instructions to use the VBA Month function in Excel

  1. Open an Excel workbook.
  2. Press Alt+F11 to open VBA Editor window.
  3. Go to Insert menu and click on module from the available options.
  4. Insert above specified macro example.
  5. Select code and click on ‘Run’ command or use Keyboard shortcut ‘F5’.
  6. Ex1-Output: It displays two-digit Month on the screen.
  7. Ex2-Output: It displays two-digit Month on the Worksheet in Rage B18.
  8. Ex3-Output: It displays complete current month name form the specified date on the screen.
  9. Note: Difference between first output and second output is format of the Month.

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