## How to count if dates are in a specific year in Excel?

Supposing you have an employee information table which containing the name and date of birth in two columns, and now, you want to find how many employees are born in a specific year, how can you do? This article provides two methods to help you solve the problem.

Count if dates are in a specific year with formula
Count if date s are in a specific year with an awesome feature

#### Count if dates are in a specific year with formula

The formula in this section can help to count number of date cells if they are in a specific year.

Syntax

SUMPRODUCT(array1,[array2],[array3],…)

Argument

Array1 (Required): The first array argument you want to multiply and then add.
Array2, array3 (Optional): The second and third array arguments you want to multiply and then add.

1. Select a blank cell to output the result, copy and paste the below formula into it and press the Enter key to get the result.

=SUMPRODUCT(--(YEAR(B2:B68)=E1))

Note: In the formula, B2:B68 is the date range; and E1 is the cell containing the certain year you will count dates based on. Please change them to your own needs.

#### Count if date s are in a specific year with an awesome feature

Here will recommend a handy feature for you. The Select Specific Cells utility of Kutools for Excel can help to quickly count and select all date cells which are in a specific year in Excel. You can do as follows to achieve it.

1. Select all date cells, click Kutools > Select > Select Specific Cells. See screenshot:

2. In the opening Select Specific Cells dialog, you need to:

• 2.1 Select Cell in the Selection type section;
• 2.2 Choose Contains from the Specific type drop-down list;
• 2.3 Enter the specific year into the textbox;
• 2.4 Click OK.

3. Then another Select Specific Cells dialog pops up to tell you how many date cells are in the specific year. Click OK to close it. And all qualified cells are selected immediately.

If you want to have a free trial (30-day) of this utility, please click to download it, and then go to apply the operation according above steps.

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