To calculate the days remaining from one date to another, you can use a simple formula that subtracts the earlier date from the later date. In the example shown, the formula in D5 is:
Dates in Excel are just serial numbers that begin on January 1, 1900. If you enter 1/1/1900 in Excel, and format the result with the "General" number format, you'll see the number 1. This means that you can easily calculate the days between two dates by subtracting the earlier date from the later date.
In the example shown, the formula is solved like this:
Days remaining from today
If you need to calculate days remaining from today, use the TODAY function like so:
The TODAY function will always return the current date. Note that after the end_date has passed, you'll start to see negative results, because the value returned by TODAY will be greater than the end date.
You can use this version of the formula to count down days to an important event or milestone, count down days until a membership expires, etc.
Dates in Excel are serial numbers that start on 1/1/1900, which is 1. In the example, the formula in cell D6 simply subtracts the numeric value of 1/1/1999 (36161) from the numeric value of 1/1/2000 (36526) to get a result of 365. The steps look...
The Excel NETWORKDAYS function calculates the number of working days between two dates. NETWORKDAYS automatically excludes weekends (Saturday and Sunday) and can optionally exclude a list of holidays supplied as dates. For example, in the screenshot...
In this example, the goal is to calculate the number of days a ticket/case/issue has been open. We start counting on the date a ticket was opened, and stop counting on the date a ticket was closed. If there is no closed date, the ticket is still...
The Excel TODAY function returns the current date, updated continuously when a worksheet is changed or opened. The TODAY function takes no arguments. You can format the value returned by TODAY with a date number...
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