Join Dennis Taylor for an in-depth discussion in this video DATEDIF: Date differences by year, month, day, and more, part of Excel 2013: Working with Dates and Times.
…One of Excel's most useful date functions is, oddly enough, not even documented.…If, on the Formulas tab, if you go to the…date and time icon, and see the various date functions here.…You will not find date diff.…But on this worksheet, which I've titled, date diff.…We might use this function here to…calculate the number of years between two dates.…The number of months, or the number of days.…And with this function, we can also calculated how many…days it's been since the last monthly anniversary, or how…many months it's been since the last yearly anniversary, or…how many days it's been since the last yearly anniversary.…
Let's begin with this function, equal datediff.…Now, normally when you type a function, you see it in the list below…somewhere, and as I get to datediff here, notice we don't see it anymore below.…Left parentheses, this little indicator pops up.…But it doesn't really tell us anything.…So we'd begin here by putting in a starting date.…In this case, A2, an ending date in cell B2,…and if we want to know how many years have elapsed.…
- 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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