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Excel YEAR Function – PENDING

Want to learn more about how to returns an integer representing the year of a supplied date using excel spreadsheet?? This post will give you an overview of how to returns an integer representing the year of a supplied date in excel.

Syntax(Generic Formula)

=YEAR(serial_number)

  • Serial_number [Required]: It is the date of the year that we want to find. By using DATE function, date enter.

How the YEAR function Works

The YEAR function in Excel is a date & time function that is used for returns the year number from a given date. The function will return a four-digit year integer that is a year corresponding to a mentioned date.

Figure 1: Example of returns the year corresponding to a date

To find the year corresponding to a date the YEAR you can use the function. In the example selected cell shown, the formula in D6 is:

=YEAR(C6)

The Excel YEAR function returns the year component of a date as a 4-digit number. In Excel YEAR function you can extract a year number from a date into a cell.

More about Excel YEAR Function

  • Excel can store in a serial number form.
  • if the reference date is valid then It will only return year number
  • You can extract only year number from given date which must be after 01-01-1900.
  • It will return year in four digits.

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