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How to get same or first day of next month based on given date in Excel?

Author: Siluvia Last Modified: 2020-06-05

This article is talking about getting same day or first day of next month based on given date in Excel. Please do as follows.

Getting same day of next month based on given date by formula
Getting first day of next month based on given date by formula


Getting same day of next month based on given date by formula

The following formula can help you to get same day of next month based on given date in Excel. Please do as follows.

1. Select a blank cell for locating the result, then enter formula =EDATE(A2,1) into the Formula Bar, and then press the Enter key. See screenshot:

Note: in the formula, A2 is the date cell you need to get same day of next month based on.

2. Keep selecting the result cell, then drag the Fill Handle down until all results populating.

3. Now you need to custom the result cells as date format. Keep selecting all the results, click the Number Format box, and then click Short Date from the drop-down list under the Home tab.

Note: For some special date such as 2016/10/31, you will get the result as “2016/11/30” with above formula. Actually, date 2016/10/31 does not exist in October. If you really want to get the same date of next month based on date 2016/10/31, please use this formula =IF(DAY(EDATE(A2,1))<DAY(A2),NA(),EDATE(A2,1)) to get it down as below screenshot shown.

And you will get a #N/A error if the date does not exist in that month.


Getting first day of next month based on given date by formula

For getting the first day of next month based on given date in Excel, the following formula can help you.

Select a blank cell, enter formula =DATE(YEAR(A2),MONTH(A2)+1,1) into the Formula Bar and then press the Enter key. Then use the Fill Handle to get the rest dates. See screenshot.

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I need to insert a formula only on the 5th day of each month. How do I accomplish this without having to manually insert the formula every month?
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