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YEAR, MONTH, & DAY explained
These Excel formulas are pretty self explanatory, but for the sake of explaining it with a real-world example, check out the below calendar.
What if I were to ask you the year of the circled day? You would answer "2018".
The YEAR function returns the year for a given timestamp.
What's the circled day's month? It's in "October", or the "11th" month of the year.
The MONTH function returns the month for a given timestamp.
And lastly, what's the day for the circled date? It's the "15th" day of the month.
The DAY function returns the day in number form for a given timestamp.
Coding with YEAR, MONTH, & DAY
Let's see how this works with the same date above, but in an Excel worksheet.
Here is the template for the YEAR function:
To determine the year of the given date, we'd code the following...
...which would result in:
The template for MONTH is:
So, for our month, we'd type the following:
This would result in...
Lastly, here's the template for DAY:
To determine the day of the month for the timestamp, we'd code this:
This code turns into the following output:
Based on this result, we are able to understand that 43419 represents 11/16/2018.
What is the MONTH for the following serial number?
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