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Excel Formula: Count Days Between Two Dates Ignore Year

Author: Sun Last Modified: 2021-01-19

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Generally, we count the number of days between two dates by later date-earlier date in Excel. However, if you want to count the days between two dates ignoring the year, what formula can you use?

If you want to follow along with this tutorial, please download the example spreadsheet.
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Generic formula:

DATEDIF(start_date,end_date,”yd”)

Syntaxt and Arguments

Start_date, end_date: the two dates that you want to count the number of days between. The start_date must be smaller than the end_date, otherwise, the formula returns #NUM!

Return Value

This formula returns a numeric value.

How this formula works

To count days between the dates in cell B3 and C3 ignoring year, please use the formula as below:

=DATEDIF(B3,C3,"yd")

Press Enter key, and then drag auto fill handle down to the cells that need this formula.
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Explanation

DATEDIF function: returns the years, months or days between two dates.


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