MONTH returns the month for the given date value. The month
is returned as a number 1 - 12.

## Syntax

MONTH(`number`)

`number`,
as a time value, is a decimal for which the month is to be returned.

## Example

`=MONTH(1)` returns `12` as
the time value 1 corresponds to 12/31/1899.

Note: The goal is for
IBM Docs to be as accurate and as compatible with Microsoft Excel
as possible. Therefore, except for the dates 1/31/1900, 12/31/1899,
and 12/30/1899, or the numeric values 32, 1, and 0, there is no difference
between the two applications.