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Calculate difference in dates in excel

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i have one column A in which we have date suppose 1-1-2006 and in another column B we have another date suppose 31-5-2006. we want that in column C, it will automatically calculate the difference in months between two columns. So the result in column C will be 5.

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If your dates are going to be first of the month, last of the month, use
=ROUND((B1-A1)/30,0)

Thomas
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by:NBVC
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or possibly:

=DATEDIF(A1,B1,"m")+1
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by:barry houdini
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DATEDIF can be used to calculate the number of months between 2 dates, e.g.

=DATEDIF(A1,B1+1,"m")

regards, barry
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by:barry houdini
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@NBVC - looks like I'm stalking you!
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And vice-versa, LOL.

Maybe we're both bored :(
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by:barry houdini
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>=ROUND((B1-A1)/30,0)

Thomas's suggested formula might not give you the desired results if A1 and B1 are further apart than a few months, e.g. 1-1-2006 to 31-12-2008 results in 37

regards, barry
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