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This table summarizes the performance of Excel's worksheet functions primarily designed to work with dates

Overview of Excel’s Date Functions

At last count, Excel 365 offers 25 worksheet functions that return date or time information. The links are to the Microsoft help topics for each...
Here are nineteen examples of common date calculations used in Excel reports and analyses, using worksheet functions like DATE, EDATE, EOMONTH, and others.

Nineteen Date Calculations in Excel

Excel reports and analyses typically include date calculations. But many Excel users have large gaps in their knowledge about this topic. So in this article,...
With the help of three functions most Excel users seldom use -- INT, MOD, and CEILING -- you can round Excel time values to any increment you want.

How to Round Time in Excel to Any Increment

Several years ago, a reader asked whether it's possible to use the ROUND function to round times quarter- or half-hour increments. I gave him a...

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Consumer Sentiment Suggests a 2022 Recession

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Your data can contain many important, hidden patterns. But simple transformations in Excel can help to reveal them—as this example illustrates.

Simple Transformations Can Reveal Hidden Patterns in Your Data

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