# Any way to show years and days between two dates - DateDif configuration?

hi
Just wanted to find out if there is any DateDif configuration that would show the number of years and days between two dates eg. the difference between 12/12/1945 and 14/11/2017 is 71 years and 28 days. Or indeed some other formula?
Thanks
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Excel & VBA ExpertCommented:
Assuming you have Start Date in A2 & End Date in B2, try below formula in C2:
``````=DATEDIF(A2,B2,"y")&" years, "&DATEDIF(A2,B2,"ym")&" months, "&B2-DATE(YEAR(B2),MONTH(B2),1)&" days"
``````
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Database ExpertCommented:
You can use this formula.

=DATEDIF(yourstartdate,yourenddate,"y") &" years,"&DATEDIF(yourstartdate,yourenddate,"ym") &" months &DATEDIF(yourstartdate,yourenddate,"md") &" days"

Replace - yourstartdate and yourenddate with your Start Date , yourenddate  column Number.
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Commented:
Hi,

pls try
``````=DATEDIF(A1,B1,"Y")&" year(s) "&IF(DATEDIF(A1,B1,"Y")>=0,DATEDIF(EDATE(A1,DATEDIF(A1,B1,"Y")*12),B1,"d")&" day(s)","")
``````
Regards
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Excel & VBA ExpertCommented:
If you are just after years and days then try below:
``````=DATEDIF(A2,B2,"y")&" years and "&DATEDIF(A2,B2,"md")&" days"
``````
Calculate-Year-Days.xlsx
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Finance AnalystCommented:
For just years and days as requested, how about:

=INT(YEARFRAC(A2,B2,1))&" years "&TEXT(MOD(YEARFRAC(A2,B2,1),1)*365,"0")&" days."

For those two dates given, it gives "71 years 337 days".  I can see where you have got the 28 days, 14/11 to 12/12 but as the December is in a prior year, it would be 365 less 28 ie 337.
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Finance AnalystCommented:
Don't understand why you gave points to incorrect answers; for the dates given, the result should be 71 years and 337 days or 71 years 11 months 28 days. Quick assessment of all solutions.

Shums first suggestion
=DATEDIF(A2,B2,"y")&" years, "&DATEDIF(A2,B2,"ym")&" months, "&B2-DATE(YEAR(B2),MONTH(B2),1)&" days"
Result: 71 years, 11 months, 13 days  incorrect by 15 days

Pawans suggestion with dates inserted:
=DATEDIF(A2,B2,"y") &" years, "&DATEDIF(A2,B2,"ym") &" months "&DATEDIF(A2,B2,"md") &" days"
Result:  71 years, 11 months 2 days   incorrect by 26 days

RGonzo1971 suggestion:
=DATEDIF(A2,B2,"Y")&" year(s) "&IF(DATEDIF(A2,B2,"Y")>=0,DATEDIF(EDATE(A2,DATEDIF(A2,B2,"Y")*12),B2,"d")&" day(s)","")
Result:  71 year(s) 337 day(s)   Correct

Shums second:
=DATEDIF(A2,B2,"y")&" years and "&DATEDIF(A2,B2,"md")&" days"
Result:  71 years and 2 days   incorrect by 335 days yet accepted as answer.

My suggestion:
=INT(YEARFRAC(A2,B2,1))&" years "&TEXT(MOD(YEARFRAC(A2,B2,1),1)*365,"0")&" days."
Result: 71 years 337 days.   Correct.

Thanks
Rob
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