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Extract # of Years from Date formula

Posted on 2011-02-21
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Experts,
I have this formula:
=YearsMonthsDays($A$8,$C$8,$D$4,$D$5)

and it returns X Years, Y Months and Z Days

I need to incorporate the # of Years into a formula I am using
How can I extract the Years from the YearsMonthsDays formula?

Lets say that the YearsMonthsDays = 10 years and 5 months and 10 days...I would want the answer to be 10 only and no fraction of years.

I hope this makes sense...please ask if need additional information.
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by:Dave Brett
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It isn't an inbuilt formula, it is a User Design Function (UDF)

Can you please post the code that sits behind this UDF

Cheers

Dave
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barry houdini earned 500 total points
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Like your other question you could extract that from the result, so if you have this text in B2

10 years and 5 months and 10 days

you can get the years with

=LEFT(B2,FIND(" ",B2)-1)+0

regards, barry
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by:pdvsa
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thanks Barry...   Yes, it was not a UDF, which was a good question to ask and I failed to mention that.  I really forgot that is was not a UDF.
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by:Dave Brett
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Assuming it was a UDF you would be better off tweaking the UDF function internally for a direct answer rather than manipulating the output

For example you can use an Optional variable to dictate years only

Cheers

Dave
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