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How to count number of occurrence in a datetime range in Excel?

Author: Sun Last Modified: 2020-07-24
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Supposing you have a table recording the absence time of one staff in your company, and now you want to count the number of the absence between two dates as below screenshot shown, how can you quickly count it out in Excel?

Count number of occurrences in a date range with formulas

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Count number of occurrences in a date range with formulas

Here I introduce a formula to quickly count the occurrence between two dates.

Select a blank cell that you want to place the count result, and enter this formula =SUMPRODUCT((A2:A14>=$D$1)*(A2:A14<=$D$2)), press Enter key. Now the number of occurrence in date range has been counted.
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In above formula, A2:A14 is the data list you want to count from, and D1 is the start date, D2 is the end date. You can change them as you want.

Count number of occurrences and select in a date range with Kutools for Excel

If you want to count and then highlight the location of occurrences in a specific date range, you can apply the Select Specific Cells utility of Kutools for Excel.

Kutools for Excel, with more than 300 handy functions, makes your jobs more easier. 

After free installing Kutools for Excel, please do as below:

1. Select the data rang, and click Kutools > Select > Select Specific Cells. See screenshot:
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2. In the Select Specific Cells dialog, check one type of selection you want, select Greater than from first drop down list and select the start date into next textbox, and go to second drop down list to select Less than and select the end date into the beside textbox, then check And option. see screenshot:
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3. Click Ok or Apply, a dialog pops out to remind you how many matched cells have been selected, and at the same time the records between the start date and end date have been selected.
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