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How to Get a Date to Automatically Update in Excel

It is very simple to automatically generate a new date value each day. By using the TODAY function, Excel users of all levels will be able to automatically reference the current date each day after reviewing this tutorial

Final Formula: TODAY()

Applying the TODAY function

We can automatically generate the current date for each day by using the TODAY function

TODAY Syntax:

=TODAY()

  • In cell B2, enter this formula =TODAY()

Figure 1 – Applying TODAY formula

We can see in this Example, the formula in B2 returns today’s date. Tomorrow, the formula will automatically update to tomorrow’s date. Be sure to set the formula calculation options to automatic

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