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EDATE - Calculate a date which is a specific number of months in the past or in the future


EDATE-Calculate a date which is a specific number of months in the past or in the future

What Does It Do?

This function is used to calculate a date which is a specific number of months in the past or
in the future.
Syntax

=EDATE(StartDate,Months)

Formatting

The result will normally be expressed as a number, this can be formatted to represent
a date by using the Format,Cells,Number,Date command.

Example



This example was used by a company hiring contract staff.
The company needed to know the end date of the employment.
The Start date is entered.
The contract Duration is entered as months.
The =EDATE() function has been used to calculate the end of the contract.



The company decide not to end contracts on Saturday or Sunday.
The =WEEKDAY() function has been used to identify the actaul weekday number of the end date.
If the week day number is 6 or 7, (Sat or Sun), then 5 is subtracted from the =EDATE() to
ensure the end of contract falls on a Friday.

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