Excel DATEDIF Function | Excel One Minute Quick Reference

Posted on:  10/07/2021
Excel DATEDIF Function |  Excel One Minute Quick Reference

Need to know the number of years, months, or days between two dates? Excel's DATEDIF function will calculate it for you. This is a great function if you work in Human Resources (HR), or any job position where you need the difference in dates. I also use the TODAY function - which I recently covered in two videos and mixed and absolute reference.

DATEDIF Function in Excel

DATEDIF - find years, months, and days between two dates

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Syntax for DATEDIF

 

=DATEDIF(start_date,end_date,unit)

 

Units in DATEDIF

UNIT Description
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.

 

DATEDIF Units - Microsoft Excel

DATEDIF Units - YM is used in this example

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