Add or subtract days to multiple dates without formula
Comparing to formulas, some Excel users prefer to add or subtract days directly without formulas. Here I will guide you to add or subtract the same number of days from multiple dates with Paste Special feature in Excel.
1. Type the number of days you will add or subtract to dates in a blank cell, says 10, and then copy it. See screenshot:
2. Select the dates you will add or subtract days, right click, and select Paste Special > Paste Special in the context menu. See screenshot:
3. In the Paste Special dialog, please check Add or Subtract options as you need, and click the OK button. See screenshot:
4. Now the number is added or subtracted to the dates, and the dates display as 5-digit numbers. Keep these 5-digit numbers selected, and click Home > Number Format box > Short Date to convert them to dates again.
Now you will see the specified number of days is added or subtracted from the specified range of dates in bulk without formula. See screenshot:
2. If you need to add or subtract weeks from other dates, please drag the AutoFill handle of the formula cell as you need.
Now you have added or subtracted the same number of weeks from multiple dates in bulk. See screenshot:
Add or subtract months to date in Excel
For adding or subtracting months to dates, it’s not fit to add or subtract 30 from the dates because months contain different number of days in a year, some contain 30 days, some contain 31 days, while some contain 28 or 29 days. Therefore, we need to apply the EDATE function to deal with this situation.
= EDATE(date, number of months)
1. Select the blank cell you will place the calculating result, type the formula =EDATE(A2,3), and drag this formula cell’s AutoFill handle to apply this formula to other cells as you need. Note: To subtracting 3 months from the date, please use this formula =EDATE(A2,-3).
2. As you see, the EDATE function will return 5-digit numbers. Please keep these 5-digit numbers selected, and click Home > Number Format box > Short Date to convert them to dates back. See screenshot:
Now you will see it has added or subtracted the same number of months to the dates in bulk. See screenshot:
Add or subtract years to date in Excel
For example, you will add 6 years to a batch of dates in Excel, you can do as follows:
= DATE(YEAR(date) + number of years, MONTH(date),DAY(date))
1. Select the blank cell you will place the calculating result, type the formula =DATE(YEAR(A2)+6,MONTH(A2),DAY(A2)), and press the Enter key. Note: To subtract 6 years from the date, please apply this formula =DATE(YEAR(A2)-6,MONTH(A2),DAY(A2)).
2. If needed, drag the formula cell’s AutoFill handle to apply this formula to other cells as you need.
Add or subtract a combination of years, month, and days to date in Excel
In some cases, you may need to add or subtract years, months, and days at the same time, says add 3 years 5 months and 15 days. In this case, you can apply the DATE function to solve the problem.
= DATE(YEAR(date) + number of years, MONTH(date) + number of months, DAY(date) + number of days)
1. Select the blank cell you will place the calculating result, type the formula =DATE(YEAR(A2)+3,MONTH(A2)+5,DAY(A2)+15), and press the Enter key. See screenshot: Note: To subtract the combination of years, months, and days together, please use this formula =DATE(YEAR(A2)-3,MONTH(A2)-5,DAY(A2)-15).
2. If needed, please drag this formula cell’s AutoFill handle to apply this formula to other cells.
Add or subtract days, weeks, months, or years to date with Kutools for Excel
If you have Kutools for Excel installed, you will find its Formula Helper lists most-commonly-used formulas to help you easily calculate in Excel, including adding days, weeks, months, or years to date. Please do as follows:
1. Select the cell you will put calculating result in, and click Kutools > Formula Helper > Add years to date. Tip: Please select the suitable formula from the Formula Helper drop down list based on your needs. For example, select Add weeks to date for adding/subtracting specified weeks to a date.
2. In the opening Formula Helper dialog box, specify the date cell address in the Date Time box, and type the number of years you will add in the Number box. Tip: In our case, we will add 5 year from the date, therefore we type 5 into the Number box. If you need to subtract some years, for example 3 years, please type -3 into the Number box.
3. Click the Ok button to apply the formula of Add years to date. Please drag the Fill Handle to apply this formula to other range if necessary.
Demo: Add or subtract days, weeks, months, or years to date in Excel
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i need your help, i want to solve one question please tell me
one boy is going on leave from 26-06-2018 to 22-07-2018 for 27 days and his total monthly salary is 23968
if the month has 30 days then his salary will be per day 798.93 & if month has 31 days then 773.16
he was on leave in july 05 days(30 days in the month) and rest 22 dyas in july(31 days in the month)
i want then formula for this calculation in one cell please tell me as soon as possible because its urgent for me mail me on my personal mail
I am trying to use the add month function, but I want the date to be based on the previous tab, so when I copy a new tab, it automatically updates the date based on adding a month to the previous tab's date. Any suggestions? Thank you - Brad
After selecting the Add months to date option in the Formula Helper dialog box, you can click the browse button right to the DateTime box, and then easily select the date cell in other sheet tab.
Hopefully this assists with add or subtracting days, months or years. The formula in D4 is copied to all the other rows and the results are as shown. As can be seen day,months, years or combinations can be added or subtracted
I am using Open Office but I expect it to work in Excel although perhaps not for before 1900?
A B C D 1 dd mm yyyy date 2 21 4 1853 21-Apr-1853 =DATE(C2;B2;A2) "fixed date" 3 4 -15 -8 -63 06-Aug-1789 =DATE(C$2+C4;B$2+B4;A$2+A4) "new variable date"
-15 0 0 06-Apr-1853 days 0 -8 0 21-Aug-1852 months 0 0 -63 21-Apr-1790 years
15 8 63 05-Jan-1917
15 0 0 06-May-1853 days 0 8 0 21-Dec-1853 months 0 0 63 21-Apr-1916 years
Thank you so much for such a useful content. I am facing a difficulty, If I am applying formula "=MONTH(A4-A3)" with A4 as 01/10/2016 & A3 as 01/07/2016, it is returning value 4 instead of 3. Why? kindly explain & how to deal with it.
This was exactly what I was looking for - thank you so much!
One request for help - In the US, when someone dies, the fiduciary tax return is due the following year on the last day of the month prior to the date of the person's death. So if the person dies March 15, 2015, then the tax return will be due on February 29, 2016. Is there a way to calculate that and display it in a cell?
A lot of thanks for your great effort :) but I want your kind help to explain the following .. What is the formula I have to use in order to automatically calculate a certain credit in a given range ( date from- to) ?? For example I need to create a vacation system ; that gives an employee a certain credit of 28 days to be taken in 2 years ONLY, if he exceeds 2 years he will not be entitled to ask for vacation but he can use the new credit of the next 2 years & etc.. .
Hi, if i have a date in one cell (E.g 20-11-2015) and i want to add 7 days to that date as a reminder in another cell (i.e 20-11-2015+ 7 days= 27-11-2015). What is the formula i have to use to get result as 27-11-2015. Please assist.
The formula you give works with recent dates, but will not calculate with older dates. For example, If I have a date of Jan 9, 1896 and want to subtract 60 years 9 months 30 days it does not work. It will say #VALUE!. If you change the year to 1996 it works fine. Can this be fixed?
All these are good except for one - add years to date. I am not saying your solution is wrong, but there can be another solution based on the need. In case you are adding 1 year to 29th Feb 2016. Your formula will give the date 1st Mar 2017, whereas someone may look for the the end date of Feb itself. For them the below formula would work better.
I have dates going across a sheet; each column will eventually have a date put in it. What I want to do is have the last column-which is labeled 'Next Due Date' automatically add 90 days to the newest date entered. Columns are labeled 'Date Completed' There will be a list of names in the rows and as their Home Visits are completed and the date is entered, we want the last column to 'refresh' & tell us the next due date (90 days) All I can find is: example =D2+90 but then we have to change the Letter each time & we want to protect that column so nobody can mess with the formula.
Avinash, if you know for sure that it will be the first of the month each time: =ROUND((L5-K5)/30,0)-1 Otherwise, you can try this: =CONVERT(L5-K5,"day","yr")*12 but then you still need to round it accordingly. I admit that neither of the solutions is really pretty.
=DATEDIF(A1,B1,"Y")&"Years,"&DATEDIF(A1,B1,"YM")&"Months"&DATEDIF(A1,B1,"MD")&"Days" If it not working than go to control panel then go to clock, language, Region and set your date format like 1st day, Month, Year and ok. It was the solution Ravi Kumar of your question. Reagrad Azeem Qureshi