## Excel Formula: Check IF Two Dates Are In Same Month And Year

There are two lists of dates, now to check if the two dates in the same row are in the same month and year in Excel, which formula can you use? Here in this tutorial, a formula can help you.

Generic formula:

 MONTH(date1)&YEAR(date1)=MONTH(date2)&YEAR(date2)

Syntaxt and Arguments

 Date1, date2:the two dates you want to check if are in the same year and month.

Return Value

The formula returns to a logical value “TRUE” or “FALSE”. “TURE” indicates the two dates are in the same month and year, otherwise, it returns “FALSE”.

How this formula works

To compare two lists in the range B3:B5 and C3:C5 and check if the dates in the same row are in the same year and month, using below formula:

 =MONTH(B3)&YEAR(B3)=MONTH(C3)&YEAR(C3)

Press Enter key and drag auto fill handle down to cell D5.

Explanation

MONTH function: returns month as integer number by the given date.

YEAR function: returns year as integer number by the given date.

=MONTH(B3)&YEAR(B3)=MONTH(C3)&YEAR(C3)
=4&2020=5&2020
=42020=52020
=FALSE

Note

If you just want to check if the dates are in same month or same year, use the formula like:

 MONTH(date1)=MONTH(date2)

or

 YEAR(date1)=YEAR(date2)

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