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How to get Year + Month with Month leading zero

Hi everyone,


I have a little trick that I'm using to concat Year & Month with a leading zero for the month and the value still be a number.


Just do Year * 100 + Month.



2023 * 100 + 3 

= 202300 + 3 

= 202303

works also when you have months higher than 9:

2023 * 100 + 10
= 202300 + 10
= 202310


Have fun with this!

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Hi @Anonymous ,


Thanks for your nice sharing!

And there's another way to get year month number.

YearMonthNumber = VALUE(FORMAT([Date],"YYYYMM"))


If there is only the FORMAT function, it will return the text format, and you can manually modify it to a numeric type, or you can add another VALUE function to convert to a numeric type like me.



Best Regards,

Stephen Tao


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I was wondering what the easiest way is to have the number first. Like 012020 or even something like 01/2020, this is much easier to read.

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