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## EDATE function: Description, Usage, Syntax, Examples and Explanation

What is EDATE function in Excel? EDATE function is one of Date and Time functions in Microsoft Excel that returns the serial number that represents the date that is the indicated number of months before or after a specified date (the start_date). Use EDATE to calculate maturity dates or due dates that fall on the same day of the month as the date…

## How to get same date next month or previous month in Excel

To get the same date next month from a given date, you can use the EDATE function. Formula =EDATE(date,1) Explanation In the example shown, the formula in cell B5 is: =EDATE(B5,1) How this formula works EDATE can get the “same date” in the future or past, based on the number of months supplied. When 1 is given for months, EDATE…

## How to get same date next year or previous year in Excel

To get the same date next year from a given date, you can use the EDATE function. Formula =EDATE(date,12) Explanation In the example shown, the formula in cell B5 is: =EDATE(B5,12) EDATE can get the “same date” in the future or past, based on the number of months supplied. When 12 is given for months, EDATE gets the same date…

## How to calculate next anniversary date or birthday in Excel

To calculate the next anniversary date, you can use a formula based on the EDATE and DATEDIF functions. Case Study: Assume fixing anniversary date as June 1, 2017 in all examples. Formula =EDATE(date,(DATEDIF(date,as_of,”y”)+1)*12) Explanation In the example shown, the formula in D5 is:  =EDATE(B5,(DATEDIF(B5,C5,”y”)+1)*12) This formula will work to calculate next upcoming birthday as well. How this formula works Working from the…

## How to calculate future date say 6 months ahead in Excel

— Next business day 6 months in future To get a date 6 months in the future, on the next work day, you can use a formula based on the WORKDAY function, with help from EDATE. Formula =WORKDAY(EDATE(date,6)-1,1,holidays) Explanation In the example shown, the formula in C6 is =WORKDAY(EDATE(B6,6)-1,1,B9:B11) How this formula works Working from the inside out, EDATE first calculates…

## Calculate retirement date in Excel

If you need to calculate retirement date in Excel, then this tutorials is for you. To calculate a retirement date based on a birth date, you can use the EDATE function. See example below; Formula =EDATE(A1,12*60) Explanation In the example shown, the formula in D6 is: =EDATE(C6,12*60) How this formula works The EDATE function is fully automatic, and will return a date xx months…

## Calculate expiration date in Excel

If you need to calculate an expiration in the future, you can use a variety of formulas. See example below; Formula =A1+30 // 30 days Explanation In the example shown, the formulas used in column D are: =B5+30 // 30 days =B5+90 // 90 days =EOMONTH(B7,0) // end of month =EDATE(B8,1) // next month =EOMONTH(B7,0)+1 // 1st of next month…

## Add days to date in Excel

It you need to add days to date in Excel then this tutorials is for you. See example below: To add a given number of years to a date, you can use the EDATE function. Formula =date+days Explanation In the example shown, the formula in D5 is: =B5+C5 How this formula works Dates in Excel are just serial numbers. The number…

## Add months to date in Excel

It you need to add months to date in Excel then this tutorials is for you. See example below: To add a given number of years to a date, you can use the EDATE function. Formula =EDATE(date,months) Explanation In the example shown, the formula in D5 is: =EDATE(B5,C5) How this formula works The EDATE function is fully automatic. Simply supply a…

## Add years to date in Excel

If you need to add years to date in Excel then this tutorials is for you. See the example below . To add a given number of years to a date, you can use a formula based on the DATE function, with help from the YEAR, MONTH, and DAY functions. Formula =DATE(YEAR(date)+years,MONTH(date),DAY(date)) Note: if you need to add an “even” multiple…