# Difference Between Two Dates

Sep 8, 2008
I want to take two dates, a start date and an end date and get the number of days elapsed.

I also want to enter the dates quickly, as in 070808 for 07/08/08 (not having to enter the dashes). I have tried 00/00/00 and ##"/"##"/"## in the cells format, number, custom.

Using that format, entering 070808 in A1, and 070809 for A2 and finally in A3 =DATEDIF(A4,B4,"d") to get the difference in days. What I get is 1 day instead of 365 days.

So it's thinking 70809 - 70808 = 1.

How do I get it to give me 365 days? What format can I use in the date cells?

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May 22, 2014

I'm currently doing some research for the World Cup (Soccer) and I want to create a formula that finds the largest gap between two dates. Basically, I'm copy and pasting player data into an Excel template I've created and one of the columns in each player's data is a list of dates when he has played over the last 12 months. I want to create a formula that shows me the length (in days) of his longest break from playing competitive football AFTER Oct 1st 2013.

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Feb 28, 2008

I'm trying to figure out a formula that tells me how many reports are overdue.

A report is due every six months. There may be times when more than one report got missed.

Right now, I have the Y6 recognizing that a report is late... period.

=IF(V6>(TODAY()),0,1)

So, what I need is:

If the Time Difference between V6 and T6 is greater than 6 months, divide the difference by 6 mos and return the answer to cell Y6 (rounded down with no decimals).

See attachment.

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Jul 13, 2009

I have the following dates in column A

22.01.09

23.01.09

30.01.09

And I have the following in column B

Closed 28.01.09

Closed 24.01.09

Closed 02.02.09

I need to calculate the difference of days between column A and column B.

Is there a formula that I could use?

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Mar 7, 2014

I am trying to calculate the median difference between two dates but I am running into trouble. Here is sample data:

A B

1/1/13 2/1/13

1/2/13 2/5/13

1/4/13 1/25/13

1/7/13

1/10/13 1/18/13

I want to be able to type notes into column B such as "closed" or simply "X" (so i can keep track):

A B

1/1/13 2/1/13

1/2/13 2/5/13

1/4/13 1/25/13

1/7/13 X

1/10/13 1/18/13

I tried this:

in column c, use "datedif" function then calculate median from column C values.

problem: if left blank, value in row 4 comes up as #NUM!. if text is entered, value comes up as #VALUE!

I also tried this array: =median(abs(B5:B1-A5:A1))

Should i be trying the medianif function?

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Mar 23, 2009

I am trying choose the nearest date, from todays date out of a small array of numbers, and then also find the number of days between them. Additional to that, i would like it to ignore a date if that is in the past i.e. <now(). So I have a list of dates in column a, and i would like it to show me the number of days till the next closest 1, considering it hasnt passed already. I have tried many different ways and itteration of IF statement to solve this 1 but just cannot do it.

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Jul 19, 2009

Formula query

Column “A” list of dates correspondence in

Column “B” list of dates correspondence reply out

Need to calculate how many times the difference between date in and reply date is <= 5 in a specific time period.

The start date is entered in say, “K1”

The end date is entered in say, “L1”

Also calculate difference in dates between 14 days and 21 days for time period

Also with reply in column “B” not sent until over 28 days. I have tried SUMPRODUCT with (date_in=K1)*(date_out<=L1) for the dates but unsure how to define <=5

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Jul 27, 2009

I need to calculate the amount of time between two dates, and show it in the number of hours and minutes. My dates are formatted to show the time in Zulu time. So 1406 = 2:06PM.

Here is what I have:

A1 = 6/4/08 1406Z

B1 = 6/5/08 0402Z

For this example, the formula should return a result of 13 hours and 58 minutes. With the result, there is no need to desingate Zulu time with a 'Z'. But I need the result in a format that will allow me to calculate an average for all my data.

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Jan 13, 2013

I work at a call center and I get the data as Date, Time of calling and Duration of the call. Now since this is an overseas call center, even though the calls spills over 12midnight, the corresponding date shows as the date when the agent logged in.

So I get the data in this format, Date: 06/11/2012, Time: 19:00:00 - 04:00:00.

How do I calculate the time difference at one go without first getting the time difference from the time of login till midnight and then add that to the time difference of midnight till time of logout. I have attached a file for your review.

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Jun 18, 2014

How to find the difference between 2 dates in days ,eg,12/10/14 and 14/10/14 = 2 days on a spreadsheet.

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Jul 27, 2009

I need to compute the no. of days between start and end dates and spread no. of days on each month. I've attached a spreadsheet with examples and further explanation.

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Aug 18, 2010

I have A1= Date A, B1 = Time A, C1 = Date B, D1 = Time B, E1 = Hours between Date&Time B and Date&Time A

How can I enter a formula that takes the date and times from separate columns and calculates them?

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Mar 28, 2012

I have 2 columsn with data that looks like this:

Creation DateResolved DateDifference in days7/1/2011 4:221/9/2012 14:587/1/2011 8:567/1/2011 13:517/1/2011 11:438/3/2011 17:157/1/2011 11:597/14/2011 14:077/3/2011 22:477/5/2011 11:037/4/2011 1:399/15/2011 15:207/4/2011 8:367/5/2011 9:357/5/2011 7:047/6/2011 9:107/5/2011 9:177/6/2011 10:007/5/2011 10:471/9/2012 14:37

I am trying to figure out what formula to use to calculate the difference between the creation date and resolved date in hours and days. That is, In once column I would like to see the difference in 'hours' and in another column I would like to see the difference in 'days'.

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Sep 11, 2008

This is more of a query on date dif

I was trying to calculate the difference between two dates on excel

I had a look through the search message board and searched the web generally where I came across the datedif function

I had found that in order to get the number of years it was

=datedif(startdate,enddate,"Y")

for months same formula"YM" and for days use "MD" in place of "Y" in the original formula

My question is when using datedif to calculate the number of days between two days it initialy gave me the right answer

Number of days between 01/08/2008 - 22/08/2008 - Answer 21 days

Using date dif gave me 21 days but when i did

01/08/2008 - 01/09/2008 - this gave me 0

Am I entering the formula wrong or does datedif simply not pick the difference if the days havent changed even though the month has ?

I then found i could simply minus one from the other , which then had me asking what is the point of date dif

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Sep 27, 2007

say C2= 22/02/2007. in cell C4 When I use this formula =TODAY()-C2 to get the difference between today and a past date the result the formula give is 07/05/1900

i would like to receive the difference in Months between the past date and today? I.E. HOW MANY MONTHS IN BETWEEN

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Mar 4, 2008

I need to calculate the difference between two work days to understand how many days late we missed a due date. The NETWORKDAYS formula gives me the COUNT of the workdays, but I need the difference.

Example 1:

Expected Due date: 3/3/08

Actual Due date: 3/3/08

NETWORKDAYS for the dates above gives me the value of 1, but for my needs I need the resulting value to be zero.

Example 2:

Expected Due date: 3/3/08

Actual Due date: 3/5/08

NETWORKDAYS for example 2 provides a value of -3 (days late), but in reality it's only -2 (days late)

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Jul 31, 2008

is anyone aware of a formula/macro that can calculate (in days, hours and minutes) how much time has elapsed between two date and time stamps?

For example [30/07/2008 00:30] and [01/08/2008 01:45], so in days hours and minutes it would look somewhat like this: 02:01:15

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Apr 4, 2014

Example.xlsx

how to calculate the difference in value of an item between two dates on a pivot table. I have one table that feeds the Pivot Table and it has three fields:

Data as of Date

Item

Value

So each day, the Data as of Date is updated to the current day and the items are the same but the values are different. I need to calculate the difference in value between the most recent date and x days ago. I cannot figure out how to do this via Pivot Table.

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Mar 4, 2014

I'm just trying to calculate the difference between dates in two columns and applying conditional formatting based on if it is a positive or negative number. But when there is a null value in either of the date columns I don't want anything returned.

So far I'm either getting a 0 or a FALSE.

Column A = Date 1 Column B = Date 2 Column C = Formula

=IF(NOT(ISBLANK(B2)), B2-A2, )

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Feb 14, 2014

I am having difficulty finding the difference between two times and dates in Excel. I have researched this on Google and tried several formulas but none have worked for me. The format the data is currently in can be seen below:

A1: 1/3/2014 11:00:02.230 B1: 2/7/2014 08:42:37.637

A2: 2/12/2014 07:51:58.663 B2: 2/13/2014 05:36:31.893

(Note all times are military time format)

I want to display the difference in C1 in a format along the lines of "dd hh:mm". The data for seconds and fractions of a second is included in the source data but is not needed in the final results.

If the date and time falls on the same day, I have no trouble doing a simple "B3-A3" to determine the answer. For example:

A3: 2/5/2014 09:56:06.273 B3: 2/5/2014 10:39:51.34

Gives me an answer of: 0:43

Trying to do the same for A1 and B1 gives me this: "03 21:42" when I format it to "dd hh:mm".

Is there a formula that would give me the correct answer in both of these cases?

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Apr 24, 2006

I need the difference between two dates/times field in hours or minutes.

Eg:

A1 B1

1/4/05 10:00 2/4/05 14:30

The result should be 13.5 hours, considering only 8 hrs per day, only business days and 8 to 5 workday.

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Jan 25, 2012

From the below example, I would need to know the difference between date & time of Received and Resolved in number of days. Meaning - time difference should also be calculated in days

CELL ACELL BCELL CCELL DCELL E - REQUIRED OUTPUTReceived

DateReceived

TimeResolved

DateResolved

TimeTurn Around Time - IN DAYS20-Jan-122:43:00 PM23-Jan-124:50:00 PMDifference between Resolved date & time and Received date & time

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Feb 21, 2009

what is the formula to convert the date in MMYYYY into some numbers so that I can derive the difference between 2 dates?

For example:

I have 2 dates 31-Jan-09 and 28-Nov-05 in Column A & Column B respectively. I would like to derive no. of months between the difference of the 2 dates which in this case is 38 months.

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Aug 21, 2006

I have two Rows of data. Each row contains a unique Name column and separate columns for Date, Hour and Minute. I would like to calculate the Time difference in Days, Hours and Minutes between the two Dates. I’m not sure if the way I’ve set it up is the most practical. I’ll attach the spreadsheet to better explain.

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May 14, 2014

I have a pivot table and I created a formula that says:

=jobCompletedDate-jobCreatedDate

and so for example, I have

3/31/2014 7:21AM - 3/31/2014 6:33AM

and that difference is giving me: .03367

I'm not sure what this value represents......the difference in dates, converted to ??

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Feb 21, 2014

I need to calculate the date difference between two dates and get the result in the number of years and proportion of months ie;

20/09/99 to 01/02/02 is 2.33333333 years. I can use the DATEDIF function to get 2 years 4 months as the result but for the calc I'm doing I need it in the format of 2.33333333. Thinking I just need to tweak the DATEDIF a bit but just can't work it out!

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Mar 5, 2012

I have a vacation data of my company. I want to calculate difference between two dates (relieving date & rejoining date) after excluding holiday(which I will decide as per my company policy) also note that now i m in gulf country hence here Friday is weekly off not Sunday.

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Jun 8, 2008

I wanted to calculate the difference between dates, excluding the weekends. After much thought i used =NETWORKDAYS(A1,B1)+IF(NETWORKDAYS(A1,A1)+ NETWORKDAYS(B1,B1)=2,-SIGN(NETWORKDAYS(A1,B1)),0) that seemed to be working fine. However, I had a problem today with this formula when my start day was saturday (24/05/08) and the last day was monday (26/05/08). What i want is that when i take the difference between these two days, i should get zero as answer as we are not including the weekends in calculation so the start date should ideally be the first weekday which is Monday. However, the formula is giving me 1 as an answer.

This formula works fine if i select 27/05/08 as last date in which case i get 2 as an answer which is right. In gist, what i am looking for is a formula which will give me the difference between two dates and exclude the weekends from the calculation. The last date can't be a weekend, but the start date can. Hence, whenever the start date is a weekend, the formula should take monday as a start day.

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Feb 2, 2008

I am attempting to get the formula in Column "E" (see attached excel file) to work based off the individual reps 'days off / holidays' (Columns K:P (or more as needed) that they might have. the formula I am using (which works fine) is:

=IF(C2=D2,0, SUMPRODUCT((WEEKDAY(ROW(INDIRECT(C2&":"&D2)),2)={2,3,4,5,6,7})*(COUNTIF($K$2:$S$2,ROW(INDIRECT(C2&":"&D2)))=0)))

My issue comes up when I am coping this formula for say 100+ rows. When I copy the formula to all of the rows, the (COUNTIF($K$2:$S$2) becomes static and does not realize that the row (ie. Row 26 Rep C) has different days off than Rep A. I can manually change the reference for the countif to specify the correct row to their own days but that becomes tedious very quickly. I was wondering if anyone has come across a way to make the countif work based off of that the name in Column B matches the name in Column G then looks 'to the right' and uses the 'days off' that are listed for the corresponding Rep. I have tried a few different ideas but nothing has worked so far.

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May 23, 2008

I have two rows of data (A & D) which I would like to determine the amout of time spent for each issue. The value in both column appears as DD/MMM/YY HH:MM:SS. I am looking for a formula to obtain the below result.

Desired Output:

A1 = 05/21/08 10:00:00

D1 = 05/22/08 13:01:00

E1 = 27:01 hours

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