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Days Function in Excel 2013

Posted by Megha Goyal Articles | Office 2013 September 05, 2012
In this article we will discuss how to use the days function in Excel 2013.
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This is a new function introduced in Excel 2013. This function is used to return the number of days between two dates; in other words, between an end date and a start date. The syntax of using this function is =DAYS(end_date,start_date). This function is not available in Excel 2010. The end_date specifies the end date and start_date specifies the start date. This function is useful when we want to determine the number of days between two dates.

Let's have a look at the following steps.

Step 1

First go to Excel 2013.

Step 2

Now select blank workbook templates from the available templates.

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Step 3

 Now enter a start date and an end date of which we want to determine the number of days between, like this:

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Step 4

Now enter the following formula to determine the number of days:

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Step 5

The output will be like this:

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