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EDATE

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This function calculates the date that is the indicated number of months before or after a specified date.

Syntax

EDATE(startdate,months)

Arguments

This function has these arguments:

Argument

Description

startdate

Starting date

months

Number of months before (negative) or after (positive) the starting date; if not an integer, the number is truncated

Remarks

Use this function to calculate maturity dates or due dates that fall on the same day of the month as the date of issue.

Data Types

Accepts numeric, string, or DateTime object data for the startdate argument and numeric data for the months argument. Returns a DateTime object.

Examples

EDATE(A1,-6)

EDATE(R1C1,4)

EDATE("2004/01/09",2) gives the result 3/9/2004 12:00:00 AM

 

See Also

DATE

EOMONTH