Use the DATEDIF function to calculate the number of years, months, or days between two dates, as well as the number of months or days since the last yearly anniversary.
- [Instructor] There are many different situations in Excel…when you need to calculate the amount of time elapsed…between different dates.…And there's a great function for it,…but it's a very unusual function.…It's called DATEDIF, that's the name of the worksheet…we're looking at in the Chapter Four file.…If you were looking for this function,…as I suggested in an earlier movie,…going to the Formulas tab in the ribbon…is the logical place to go,…and certainly a Date and Time function,…but you will not find DATEDIF in this list.…And that's a little strange.…
However, it does work, and as you type in the name,…notice I'm typing it right here,…we do not see this appear below…as one of the possible functions.…And yet as we type this,…so as I type the left parenthesis,…a little indicator appears below it,…as if to say, "Well, it's okay, we recognize it."…And yet, there's no tip here,…there's no hint as what we're supposed to do.…We begin with a starting date,…in this case we're talking about data in columns A and B.…
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- 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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