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If you want to count how many days something lasted, for example, an event that lasted from the 1st to and including the 4th day of the month, this should be checked (result: 4 days.) Otherwise, the last day would not be counted (returning 3 days).If you want to calculate the age of something, leave this unchecked (the last/end date is not counted as one additional day).

## 2 Dates 2 Days 2 Duds

The calculator adds or subtracts the larger time units before the smaller time units. This means that it adds years, then months, then days. Although the total number of days in January (31) and February (28) are different, both are counted as 1 month. In some cases, this method can lead to unexpected results.

However, the time span between January 31 and March 1 is also shown as 1 month and 1 day. The calculator first adds 1 month to jump from January to February. But since February only has 28 days in a common year, it lands on February 28 before adding 1 day to arrive at March 1.

If you want to count how many days something lasted, for example, an event that lasted from the 1st to and including the 4th day of the month, this should be checked (result: 4 days.) Otherwise, the last day would not be counted (returning 3 days).If you want to calculate the age of something, leave this unchecked. See "What can I use the Date Duration Calculator for?" for 2 examples of calculations.

While no official statement has been made about the end date of Fall Guys Season 2, it is currently believed that November 22 will be the final day of the season. This belief is primarily due to the expiration date that is attached to the game's Marathon Challenges, and the length of Season 2 would be 68 days if that ultimately comes to pass. However, it is certainly not uncommon for Seasons to be extended, and fans should not be too surprised if the end date gets pushed into December.

In this tutorial, you will find a simple explanation of the Excel DATEDIF function and a few formula examples that demonstrate how to compare dates and calculate the difference in days, weeks, months or years.

Over the past few weeks, we investigated nearly every aspect of working with dates and times in Excel. If you have been following our blog series, you already know how to insert and format dates in your worksheets, how to calculate weekdays, weeks, months and years as well as add and subtract dates.

Unit - the time unit to use when calculating the difference between two dates. By supplying different units, you can get the DATEDIF function to return the date difference in days, months or years. Overall, 6 units are available, which are described in the following table.

To get the difference between two dates in Excel, your main job is to supply the start and end dates to the DATEDIF function. This can be done in various ways, provided that Excel can understand and correctly interpret the supplied dates.

The easiest way to make a DATEDIF formula in Excel is to input two valid dates in separate cells and refer to those cells. For example, the following formula counts the number of days between the dates in cells A1 and B1:

Excel understands dates in many text formats such as "1-Jan-2023", "1/1/2023", "January 1, 2023", etc. The dates as text strings enclosed in quotation marks can be typed directly in a formula's arguments. For instance, this is how you can calculates the number of months between the specified dates:

Since Microsoft Excel stores each date as a serial number beginning with January 1, 1900, you use numbers corresponding to the dates. Although supported, this method is not reliable because date numbering varies on different computer systems. In the 1900 date system, you can use the below formula to find the number of years between two dates, 1-Jan-2023 and 31-Dec-2025:

Note. In your formulas, the end date must always be greater than the start date, otherwise the Excel DATEDIF function returns the #NUM! error.Hopefully, the above information has been helpful to understand the basics. And now, let's see how you can use the Excel DATEDIF function to compare dates in your worksheets and return the difference.

Supposing you have two lists of dates that belong to different years and you wish to calculate the number of days between the dates as if they were of the same year. To do this, use a DATEDIF formula with "YD" unit:

If you want the Excel DATEDIF function to ignore not only years but also moths, then use the "md" unit. In this case, your formula will calculate days between two dates as if they were of the same month and the same year:

Similarly to counting days, the Excel DATEDIF function can compute the number of months between two dates that you specify. Depending on the unit you supply, the formula will produce different results.

To count the number of whole months between the dates, you use the DATEDIF function with "M" unit. For example, the following formula compares the dates in A2 (start date) and B2 (end date) and returns the difference in months:

Of course, this formula is not so transparent as DATEDIF and it does take time to wrap your head around the logic. But unlike the DATEDIF function, it can compare any two dates and return the difference in months as either a positive or negative value:

Note. The results returned by DATEDIF and YEAR/MONTH formulas are not always identical because they operate based on different principles. The Excel DATEDIF function returns the number of complete calendar months between the dates, while the YEAR/MONTH formula operates on months' numbers.

For example, in row 7 in the screenshot above, the DATEDIF formula returns 0 because a complete calendar month between the dates has not elapsed yet, while YEAR/MONTH returns 1 because the dates belong to different months.

In case all of your dates are of the same year, or you want to calculate months between the dates ignoring years, you can the MONTH function to retrieve the month from each date, and then subtract one month from the other:

If you followed the previous examples where we calculated months and days between two dates, then you can easily derive a formula to calculate years in Excel. The following examples can help you check if you got the formula right :)

Notice that the DATEDIF formula returns 0 in row 6, although the dates are of different years. This is because the number of full calendar years between the start and end dates equals to zero. And I believe you are not surprised to see the #NUM! error in row 7 where the start date is more recent than the end date.

In fact, calculating someone's age based on the date of birth is a special case of calculating date difference in Excel, where the end date is today's date. So, you use a usual DATEDIF formula with "Y" unit that returns the number of years between the dates, and enter the TODAY() function in the end_date argument:

The above formula calculates the number of complete years. If you'd rather get the exact age, including years, months and days, then concatenate three DATEDIF functions like we did in the previous example:

Hi. I am doing a vacation planner where staff get extra vacation days after 5 full years service. The vacation year runs from April 01 and only full years are counted. ie if they started in June, the full years entitlement don't start accruing until next April

Hi, How can calculate days differences between two columns if we need to check the year of two columns and if they are in the same then calculate the differences. .fx. 30-01-202230-05-2022

Can you tell me please if possible to calculate average number of days based on criteria such as different product numbers such as average using DATED IF combined (Nestled Argument)? Can DATED IF be used together with Trend and Forecast fucntion too?

Start * End * no. of days in Jan * no. of days in Feb * no. of days in March* no.of in Aprl26-Jan-21*11-Feb-21- ..................... ............... .... ............... ..........3-Feb-21*28-Feb-21 ...................... ....................... ............... ...........5-Feb-21*25-April-21 ...................... ....................... ............... ..............20-March-21*2-June-21 ...................... ...................... ................ ...............25-March-21*28-July-21 ........................ ....................... ................ ...............

I want difference between two days should be divided into months & dayse.g.01-MAR-2020 - 30-Apr-20basis datedif formula the result is coming as "1" months where as it should come as "2" months

HiPresuming i have 2 dates 1 Apr 2019 in (C3) and 31 Mar 2020 in (D3). I want to calculate the duration of of service in Years, Months and Years. I used the following formula :=DATEDIF(C3,D3,"y")& " Years, "&DATEDIF(C3,D3,"YM")&" Months and " &DATEDIF(C3,D3,"md")& " days"The answer i got was (2 years 11 months and 30 days) I want the date to show as (3 years, 0 months and 0 Days)How do i go around this?

=IF(DATEDIF(C3,D3,"md")

Hy if i have two dates i.e01/04/2020 to 10/08/2020 then how to bifurcate difference between two dates into different months i.e in April month-30 days, May month 31days, June 30 days , July 31 days, Aug 10 days

Hi,I have 24 columns with Jan' 20 to Dec' 21 and having some values in rows now I wish to transfer values to another sheet in columns (Jan'20 to Dec'21) by adding days different for all rows like 1, 10, 15, 30, 45, 60, 75, 90 etc.For Eg. If I have 20 in Jan'20 and need to add 45 days in Jan' 20 then another sheet should have 20 in Feb' 20 or I have to add 90 days then 20 should go to Mar' 20 or Apr' 20.

if i have a date range 10/01/2019 - 11/19/2019, what formula will calculate the number of days in the first month only? It would also need to consider if the date range is 10/01/2019 - 10/05/2019.Many thanks,B