#### dates #5

```Is there a formula to ad a numeric value to the name of a
month.  I am running a query in excel (pulling from an
external source) and would like to sort as teh table
refreshes by month and year.  I have code to to do the
refresh and the sort, but it sorts in alphabetical
order.  I was thinking a formula could place a numeric
value to the month (1 = Jan, 2 = Feb, etc) and I can sort
based on that.  Is there an easy formula to do this.

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```Your easy formula could be:

=MATCH(A1,{"Jan","Feb","Mar","Apr","May","Jun","Jul","Aug","Sep","Oct","Nov"
,"Dec"},FALSE)

Or your could reference a table of month names instead of embedding the
month array.

--
Jim Rech
Excel MVP

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12/10/2003 2:26:51 PM

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