Skip to main content

How to check if a year is a leap year in Excel?

Do you know how to determine if a year is a leap year or not? In Excel, there is no direct method for you to check it, but you can create user defined function or formula to solve this problem.

Check if a year is a leap year with formula

Check if a year is a leap year with User Defined Function


arrow blue right bubble Check if a year is a leap year with formula

Supposing you have a list of year in the worksheet, the following long formula can help you to determine if a given year is a leap year or not. Please do as this:

1. Besides the year cells, in a blank cell, enter this formula:

=IF(OR(MOD(A2,400)=0,AND(MOD(A2,4)=0,MOD(A2,100)<>0)),"Leap Year", "NOT a Leap Year"), (A2 contains year that you want to apply this formula, you can change it to your need) see screenshot:

doc-check-if-leap-year-1

2. Then drag the fill handle over to the range that you want to contain this formula, and all the years have been checked if they are leap years or not.

doc-check-if-leap-year-1

Note: If the relative cell is blank, this formula will show Leap Year, too.


arrow blue right bubble Check if a year is a leap year with User Defined Function

You can also create User Defined Function to check if the year is a leap year, you can complete it as these:

1. Hold down the ALT + F11 keys, and it opens the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

2. Click Insert > Module, and paste the following code in the Module Window.

VBA code: check if a year is a leap year

Function IsLeapYear(pYear As Integer) As Boolean
'Update 20140623
If (pYear Mod 4) = 0 And (pYear Mod 100) <> 0 Or ((pYear Mod 400) = 0) Then
   IsLeapYear = True
Else
   IsLeapYear = False
End If
End Function

3. Then save and close this code, go back to your worksheet, and enter this formula: =isleapyear(A2), see screenshot:

doc-check-if-leap-year-1

4. Then drag the fill handle to the cells that you want to contain this formula, and all the years have been checked off, the FALSE stands for not a leap year and the TRUE indicates a leap year. See screenshot:

doc-check-if-leap-year-1


Related article:

Find the lowest common denominator or greatest common factor in Excel

Best Office Productivity Tools

Popular Features: Find, Highlight or Identify Duplicates   |  Delete Blank Rows   |  Combine Columns or Cells without Losing Data   |   Round without Formula ...
Super Lookup: Multiple Criteria VLookup    Multiple Value VLookup  |   VLookup Across Multiple Sheets   |   Fuzzy Lookup ....
Advanced Drop-down List: Quickly Create Drop Down List   |  Dependent Drop Down List   |  Multi-select Drop Down List ....
Column Manager: Add a Specific Number of Columns  |  Move Columns  |  Toggle Visibility Status of Hidden Columns  |  Compare Ranges & Columns ...
Featured Features: Grid Focus   |  Design View   |   Big Formula Bar    Workbook & Sheet Manager   |  Resource Library (Auto Text)   |  Date Picker   |  Combine Worksheets   |  Encrypt/Decrypt Cells    Send Emails by List   |  Super Filter   |   Special Filter (filter bold/italic/strikethrough...) ...
Top 15 Toolsets12 Text Tools (Add Text, Remove Characters, ...)   |   50+ Chart Types (Gantt Chart, ...)   |   40+ Practical Formulas (Calculate age based on birthday, ...)   |   19 Insertion Tools (Insert QR Code, Insert Picture from Path, ...)   |   12 Conversion Tools (Numbers to Words, Currency Conversion, ...)   |   7 Merge & Split Tools (Advanced Combine Rows, Split Cells, ...)   |   ... and more

Supercharge Your Excel Skills with Kutools for Excel, and Experience Efficiency Like Never Before. Kutools for Excel Offers Over 300 Advanced Features to Boost Productivity and Save Time.  Click Here to Get The Feature You Need The Most...

kte tab 201905


Office Tab Brings Tabbed interface to Office, and Make Your Work Much Easier

  • Enable tabbed editing and reading in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Access, Visio and Project.
  • Open and create multiple documents in new tabs of the same window, rather than in new windows.
  • Increases your productivity by 50%, and reduces hundreds of mouse clicks for you every day!

 

Comments (4)
No ratings yet. Be the first to rate!
This comment was minimized by the moderator on the site
ivec, your determination of a leap year within Excel itself works if the year is at / later than the Excel base year of 1900. For years before the Excel base year of 1900, I believe an external determination is required.
This comment was minimized by the moderator on the site
What about relying on Excel's own definition of a leap year?
The expression below checks the difference between March 1st and Feb 28 in that year - a leap year will have Feb 29 in-betweek, which makes a difference of 2 days.
IsLeapYear formula: = ( DATE( $$YEAR_REF$$ ;3;1)-DATE( $$YEAR_REF$$ ;2;28) > 1.5 )

The 1.5 is because I'm not sure if there is a risk of floating-point inaccuracies...
This comment was minimized by the moderator on the site
Please don't post my previous comment.
This comment was minimized by the moderator on the site
Using Excel 2013 the VBA returns backwards, saying 2015 is a leap year and 2016 is not
There are no comments posted here yet
Please leave your comments in English
Posting as Guest
×
Rate this post:
0   Characters
Suggested Locations