DAYS Function in Excel returns the number of days between two dates.
Syntax of DAYS Function in Excel:
- First Argument is End date
- Second Argument is Start date
Example of DAYS Function in Excel:
- Row number 2 calculates Difference between Jan-1-2017 to Feb-1-2017 which are 31 days
- Start Date has to be less than end date or else it will result in negative vale which -31 days in row number 3.
- If Start Date and End Date are same then difference between two days will be 0 days Which is shown in row number 4
- Row number 5 calculates difference between Feb-1-2015 to Feb-1-2017, which is 731 days
Note on Errors of DAYS Function in Excel:
- #NUM! – Occurs if one or both of the supplied end_date and start_date arguments are numeric values, but are not recognized as valid dates.
- #VALUE! – Occurs if one or both of the supplied start_date and end_date arguments are text values that cannot be interpreted as dates.