I need a field that takes the date field and shows only the month. Formula?

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Every record has a date that is selected by the user. I need to combine all records within a current month to get totals. I dont want to use a summary table, so if I had a formula date field that would convert the date field to just the name of the month i could combine them. Whats the formula for converting a date to a month?
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The simplest formula would just be 
This would return a number for the month and you could make your decisions based on that number.

If you must have the text name of the month, use
Case(Month ([userSelectedDate]), 1,"January",2,"February",3,"March",4,"April",5,"May",6,"June",7,"July",8,"August",9,"September",10,"October",11,"November",12,"December"))

Hope this helps,

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I'm not understanding why you don't just make a table report that Groups by month, but here is a formula for a formula text field type  which will convert a date to YYYYMM format.

(not tested)

ToText(Year([my date field]))
Right("0" & ToText(Month([My Date field])),2)
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H there, I am currently using the formula for my month field, which combines the date and month. Just another alternative to the two solutions above.

var date DateWords = [Project CAC Date];var text Month = Case(Month($DateWords),
1, "10 January",
2, "11 February",
3, "12 March",
4, "1 April",
5, "2 May",
6, "3 June",
7, "4 July",
8,"5 August",
9,"6 September",
10,"7 October",
11,"8 November",
12,"9 December");