Dates To String But Cell Formatted As Number

Feb 11, 2014

I'm working on a sheet for our accounting section which has been in use for quite some time, which means, that I'm not supposed to change a hell of a lot in it since it's accounting and everybody is afraid of changes.

Coming to the point, I have the following problem:

(1) I have a date.
(2) I need that date in this format: "mm-yyyy", written in a certain cell.
(3) BUT: the cell should NOT contain the date itself, but JUST the text (some tables in the background need this format)
(4) Changing the cell to text-format is not eligible, since it puts an " ' " in front of the numbers.
(5) The cell should be formatted as a number.

So, in conclusion:

I need a string/number with the date in this format: "mm-yyyy" in the cell formatted .NumberFormat = "0".

I'm working on an existing workbook...

I decided to add some code and a screenshot. This code will return the number, which lies behind the date, and write it into the cell. So that's not what I want, but maybe the code clarifying what I need anyway.

The screenshot shows the wanted output : screenie.png

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