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

What is YEAR function in Excel? YEAR function is one of Date and Time functions in Microsoft Excel that returns the year corresponding to a date. The year is returned as an integer in the range 1900-9999. Syntax of YEAR function YEAR(serial_number) The YEAR function syntax has the following arguments: Serial_number: The date of the year you want to find. Dates should be…

## How to calculate nth day of year in Excel

To get the nth day of year based on a given date, you can use a formula based on the DATE and YEAR functions. Formula =date-DATE(YEAR(date),1,0) Explanation In the example shown, the formula in C5 is: =B4-DATE(YEAR(B4),1,0) With the date “June 1, 2016” in cell B4, the formula returns 153, since June 1st is the 153rd day of that year. How the…

## How to get year from date in Excel

If you need to extract the year from a date, you can use the YEAR function. Formula =YEAR(date) Explanation In the generic form of the formula above, the date  must be in a form that Excel recognizes as a valid date. How the formula works The YEAR function takes just one argument, the date from which you want to extract…

## How to determine year is a leap year in Excel

If you want to test whether the year of a certain date is a leap year, you can use a formula that uses the MONTH, YEAR, and DATE functions. Formula =MONTH(DATE(YEAR(date),2,29))=2 Explanation In the example shown, the formula in cell C5 is: =MONTH(DATE(YEAR(B5),2,29))=2 How the formula works The core of this formula is the DATE function, which will automatically adjust…

## How to generate series of dates increment by 1 year from a single start date in Excel

If need to generate a dynamic series of dates with a formula that increase by one year from a single start date, you can do so with a formula that uses the DAY, MONTH, YEAR, and DATE functions. Formula =DATE(YEAR(date)+1,MONTH(date),DAY(date)) Explanation In the example, B6 is the hard-coded start date and the formula in B7 is: =DATE(YEAR(B6)+1,MONTH(B6),DAY(B6)) To solve this…

## Convert date to Julian format in Excel

This tutorial shows how to Convert date to Julian format in Excel using example below. If you need to convert a date to a Julian date format in Excel, you can do so by building a formula that uses the TEXT, YEAR, and DATE functions. Formula =YEAR(date)&TEXT(date-DATE(YEAR(date),1,0),”000″) Explanation Background “Julian date format” refers to a format where the year value…

## Get fiscal year from date in Excel

To get a fiscal year from a date, you can use a formula based on the YEAR and MONTH functions. Formula =YEAR(date)+(MONTH(date)>=startmonth) Explanation In the example shown, the formula in D5 is: =YEAR(B5)+(MONTH(B5)>=C5) How this formula works By convention a fiscal year is denoted by the year in which it ends. So, if a fiscal year begins in July, then…

## 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…

## 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…

## Excel Data validation date in specific year

Using the example below, this tutorial shows how to create  Data validation date in specific year in Excel. Formula =YEAR(A1)=2016 Explanation Note: Excel has several built-in data validation rules for dates. This page explains how to create a your own validation rule based on a custom formula in case you want or need more control and flexibility. To allow a user to…

## Excel Date & Time Functions Example

To enter a date in Excel, use the “/” or “-” characters. To enter a time, use the “:” (colon). You can also enter a date and a time in one cell. Note: Dates are in US Format. Months first, Days second. This type of format depends on your windows regional settings. Learn more about Date and Time formats. Year, Month, Day To get the…