See how Excel lets you count the number of days elapsed by either subtracting two cells or by using the DAYS function.
- [Man] When you're trying to calculate the differences…between two dates, often it's just a question of…a simple formula; a subtraction formula.…But there's also a function called days.…Much of the time it's a wash,…either one is going to work pretty much the same,…but you do need to be on the look out that…sometimes dates have embedded times of day…in them as well.…On this worksheet called Date Differences,…in column A we've got some installation dates;…column B removal date; how much time has elapsed here?…I'll write the formula first, then use the days function.…Equal, and when you are subtracting it's best…to use the later date first, in this case,…the removal date, minus the earlier date.…
So that's a nine day interval.…We can do the same thing with the days function.…Here we put the later date first, the end date,…comma and then the start date.…So you might be saying, what's the difference?…I'm going to copy these down the column…simply by double clicking the lower right hand corner.…One of these is over a year,…
- How Excel records and stores dates
- Using standard date/time entries and acceptable alternatives
- Formatting dates and times
- Creating standard date/time formats
- Working with dates and times in functions
- Calculating with dates and times
- Using dates/times with Excel commands
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Understanding the Excel Date/Time System
2. Creating Date/Time Entries
3. Formatting Dates and Times
4. Working with Dates and Times in Functions
5. Calculating with Dates and Times
6. Using Dates/Times with Excel Commands
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