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How To Use DAY() Function in Google Sheets


Returns the day of the month that a specific date falls on, in numeric format.

Common Questions about the DAY Formula:
1. What does the DAY formula do?
2. How do I use the DAY formula?
3. What date format should I use to apply the DAY formula?

How to Use the DAY Formula Appropriately:
1. Enter your date in cell A1 in a valid Excel format (YYYY-MM-DD).
2. Select cell B1
3. Enter the formula =DAY(A1)
4. Press enter

How the DAY Formula Can Be Commonly Mistyped:
1. Using the DAY() formula without inserting a valid date.
2. Omitting parentheses when entering the formula.

Common Ways of Using the DAY Formula Inappropriately:
1. Using the DAY() formula on a string of text.
2. Using the DAY formula on an invalid date format.

Common Pitfalls When Using the DAY Formula:
1. Not putting the date in the proper date format.
2. Using the wrong syntax or leaving out necessary parentheses when entering the formula.

Common Mistakes When Using the DAY Formula:
1. Ignoring the numeric output of the formula.
2. Not converting the output of the DAY formula into a textual format.

Common Misconceptions People Might Have With the DAY Formula:
1. That the DAY formula only works for specific dates.
2. That the output of the DAY formula won't be accurate for dates that are entered in a different format.

How To Actually Use DAY() in Sheets


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