In this tutorial, you will learn how to get the same date next year. To be able to calculate this day, you will have to get familiar with EDATE function. This function returns a date in a certain number of months.
Get the same date next year
Let’s first look at EDATE function definition. This function returns a date in a selected number of months. Parameters of the function are Date – a date for which we want to add a certain number of months. Months – a number of months that we want to add on a selected date. Because in our case we want to get the same date next year, we will put 12 months.
In our example, we have dates in column B (“Date”), while in column C we want to get the same date next year. Let’s look at the formula:
Figure 1. Get the same date next year
As you can see from the picture, we want to get the same date next year in the cell C3 for a date in cell B3 (30-Jun-17). The result in cell C3 will be the date in B3 plus 12 months which is 30-Jun-18.
One specific example of this formula is when a date is in February in a leap year. In the cell B4, you can see that we have 29-Feb-16, which is the last day of February in the leap year 2016. The result in C4 is 28-Feb-17, which is the last day of February in the 2017 year.