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How to calculate elapsed years, months, or days from a certain date in Excel?

For calculating the elapsed years, months or days based on a given date, the following methods can help you.

Calculate elapsed years/months/days from a certain date with formula

Calculate elapsed years/months/days from a certain date with Kutools for Excel


arrow blue right bubbleCalculate elapsed years/months/days from a certain date with formula


As below screenshot shown, how to calculate the elapsed years, months or days based on a given date in cell A2?

Calculate elapsed years

Select a blank cell you will put the elapsed years in, enter formula =YEAR(TODAY())-YEAR(A2) into the Formula Bar, and then press the Enter key.

Calculate elapsed months

Select a blank cell for locating the elapsed months, then enter formula =DATEDIF(A2,TODAY(),"m") into the Formula Bar, and press the Enter key.

Calculate elapsed days

Select a blank cell for placing the elapsed days, enter formula =DATEDIF(A2,TODAY(),"d") into the Formula Bar, and then press the Enter key.

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You can see the elapsed years, months or days is calculated as below screenshot shown.


arrow blue right bubbleCalculate elapsed years/months/days from a certain date with Kutools for Excel

You can use the Calculate age based on birthday utility of Kutools for Excel to easily calculate elapsed years, months or days without remembering formulas by yourself.

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1. Select a blank cell for locating the elapsed years, then click Kutools > Formulas > Calculate age based on birthday. See screenshot:

2. In the Formula Helper dialog box, select the cell with the certain date you need to calculate elapsed years/months/days based on in the Date box, then click the OK button.

3. Now you are getting the elapsed years from the certain date, and you can see there is a formula created automatically in the Formula Bar.

Note: For calculating the elapsed months, please replace the “Y” with “m” in the formula, and for calculating the elapsed days, change the “Y” to “d”. See screenshots below:

Elapsed years

Elapsed months

Elapsed days

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