Join Dennis Taylor for an in-depth discussion in this video Calculating the first or last day of the last, current, or future month, part of Excel 2013: Working with Dates and Times.
…In this worksheet called first day last day,…we've got a series of dates in column A.…Sometimes we need to calculate the last day of the previous month.…At other times the first day of the current month.…In this case we're talking about the billing dates in Column A.…So, there is a function in Excel called day.…If it's the first of any given month, for example, if it's October…1st, we can simply subtract oneto get to the End of the last month.…If it's the second day of October we subtract two dates.…
And so for any given date all we need to do, is to write a…formula to take that date and subtract from it the day of the current date.…And so there is a function in Excel called day, and it…will allow us to extract the day of the month from a date.…In this case the date's in cell A2.…So the day of A2 in this first example is 20.…If we take October 20th, no matter what the year and subtract…20 from it we will be at September 30th, there we are.…
That's going to work for all of these.…You can see case by case, these are all the last days of the…
- Understanding how Excel records and stores dates and times
- Looking at standard date and time entry options and acceptable alternatives
- Using the TODAY and NOW functions
- Customizing date formats
- Using keyboard shortcuts
- Formatting time for hours over 24
- Calculating differences across dates and times
- Calculating the day of the week
- Working with holidays
- Validating dates
- Converting formatted dates to usable data
Skill Level Intermediate
1. The Excel Date and Time Systems
2. Creating Date and Time Entries
Instant date and time entry1m 28s
3. Date and Time Formatting
4. Date and Time Functions
5. Calculating with Dates and Times
6. Using Dates and Times with Excel Commands
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