One of the most commonly used formats in Microsoft Excel is dates. Over time, Excel has added some very cool features regarding dates. One such feature is to get the same date next month. We can do it using the EDATE function in Excel. In this tutorial, we will learn how to get same date next month in Excel.

*Figure 1. Example of How to Get Same Date Next Month in Excel*

**Generic Formula**

`=EDATE(date,1)`

**Process**

The EDATE function can generate same date next month. It uses two arguments: start_date and months. To get the same date in the future, we need to provide the date as start_date. We need to use 1. This will generate the same date next month.

**Setting up Data**

The following example contains some sample dates. They are in column A.

* Figure 2. The Data Set*

To find the same date next month:

- We need to go to cell
**B2**. - Next, we need to go to
**Formulas>Insert Function**. In the**search for a function**box type**EDATE**and click**Go**.

* Figure 3. Selecting the EDATE Function*

- In the
**select a function**box, we need to click on**EDATE**and press**Ok**. - Next, we need to input the arguments. For the
**start_date**we need to insert A2 and for**months**we need to type 1.

* Figure 4. Setting the Arguments*

- Lastly, we need to click
**OK**. We need to drag the formula using the fill handle from cells**B2 to B6.**

* Figure 5. The Function in Action*

This will show the same date next month in column B.

**Notes**

We can also find the same date previous month. To find the same date previous month for the last example, we need to assign the formula **=EDATE(A2,-1)** to cell B2.

* Figure 6. Get Same Date Previous Month*

This will show the same date in the previous month in column B.

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