Can it be done with a formula? I have tried several things with no success. I know there is an easy solution but it has me stumped.
This may be over-simplifying things, but have you tried this:
or (3/15/00 minus 7/02/98 equals 622days)divided by 30 days per month.
this gives me 20.73 months.
I tried to play around with the MONTH function, but didn't get anywhere.
If the earlier date is in cell A1 and the later date is in cell A2 :-
This will give the rounded down difference in months.
I got this formula from :-http://www.cpearson.com/excel/datedif.htm
There is a lot of other useful info on working with dates at :-
it has worked for me before.
THANKS!!!!! the Pearson site is a great site. I really appreciate you sharing this info.
From MS help
Calculates the number of days, months, or years between two dates. This function is provided for compatibility with Lotus 1-2-3.
Start_date is a date that represents the first, or starting, date of the period. Dates may be entered as text strings within quotation marks (for example, "2001/1/30"), as serial numbers (for example, 36921, which represents January 30, 2001, if you're using the 1900 date system), or as the results of other formulas or functions (for example, DATEVALUE("2001/1/30")). For more information about date serial numbers, see NOW.
End_date is a date that represents the last, or ending, date of the period.
Unit is the type of information you want returned.
"Y" The number of complete years in the period.
"M" The number of complete months in the period.
"D" The number of days in the period.
"MD" The difference between the days in start_date and end_date. The months and years of the dates are ignored.
"YM" The difference between the months in start_date and end_date. The days and years of the dates are ignored.
"YD" The difference between the days of start_date and end_date. The years of the dates are ignored.
Microsoft Excel stores dates as sequential serial numbers so that it can perform calculations on them. Excel stores January 1, 1900, as serial number 1 if your workbook uses the 1900 date system. If your workbook uses the 1904 date system, Excel stores January 1, 1904, as serial number 0 (January 2, 1904, is serial number 1). For example, in the 1900 date system, Excel stores January 1, 1998, as serial number 35796 because it is 35,795 days after January 1, 1900. Learn more about how Microsoft Excel stores dates and times.
I have read all the DATEDIF ideas and they are great, but I need to count week days (Monday-Friday) between dates. I know Excell has some sort of functionality like this, because I am able to Fill a Series of Week Day dates in a spreadsheet. Does anyone have any ideas?