# Excel: How to Use IF Function Based on Month

You can use the following formula to use an IF function based on a month in Excel:

=IF(MONTH(A2)=2, B2, 0)

This particular formula checks if the month in the date of cell A2 is equal to 2, e.g. February.

If the month is February, then the formula returns the value in cell B2.

Otherwise, the formula simply returns a value of 0.

The following example shows how to use this formula in practice.

## Example: Use IF Function Based on Month in Excel

Suppose we have the following dataset in Excel that contains information about sales on various dates for some retail store:

Suppose we would like to use an IF function that returns the value of the sales if the date in column A is in February or a value of zero if the date is not in February.

We can type the following formula into cell C2 to do so:

If the date in column A is in February, then the formula returns the corresponding value in the sales column.

Otherwise, the formula simply returns a value of zero.

Note that you can also use multiple conditions within the IF function.

For example, you can use the following formula to return the value of the sales if the date in column A is in February or March, otherwise a value of zero:

=IF(OR(MONTH(A2)=2, MONTH(A2)=3), B2, 0)

The following screenshot shows how to use this formula in practice:

If the date in column A is in February or March, then the formula returns the corresponding value in the sales column.

Otherwise, the formula simply returns a value of zero.