Excel formula for Beginners – How to Count cells between dates

Hits: 26

(Excel examples for Beginners)

In this end-to-end excel example, you will learn – How to Count cells between dates.

 

How to Count cells between dates

Generic formula

=COUNTIFS(range,">="&date1,range,"<="&date2)
Explanation

To count the number of cells that contain dates between two dates, you can use the COUNTIFS function.  In the example shown, F6 contains this formula:

=COUNTIFS(dates,">="&DATE(E5,1,1),dates,"<="&DATE(E5,12,31))

This formula counts birthdays in the year 2000, that appear in the range C5:C11.

Note: this formula uses the named range “dates”, C5:C11.

How this formula works

The COUNTIFS function is built to count cells that meet multiple criteria. In this case, we need to provide two criteria: one criteria for the earlier date and one for the later date. We supply the named range dates (C5:C11) for both criteria.

To construct each date, we use the DATE function:

DATE(E5,1,1) // build first day of year
DATE(E5,12,31) // build last day of year

The DATE function makes it easy to build dates based on year, month, and day arguments that are either hard-coded or supplied as cell references. In the example,  month and day are hard-coded, and we get year from column E.

Note: the operators “>=” and “<=” must be entered as text and surrounded by double quotes. This means we must use concatenation (&) to join each operator to each date.

 

Personal Career & Learning Guide for Data Analyst, Data Engineer and Data Scientist

Applied Machine Learning & Data Science Projects and Coding Recipes for Beginners

A list of FREE programming examples together with eTutorials & eBooks @ SETScholars

95% Discount on “Projects & Recipes, tutorials, ebooks”

Projects and Coding Recipes, eTutorials and eBooks: The best All-in-One resources for Data Analyst, Data Scientist, Machine Learning Engineer and Software Developer

Topics included: Classification, Clustering, Regression, Forecasting, Algorithms, Data Structures, Data Analytics & Data Science, Deep Learning, Machine Learning, Programming Languages and Software Tools & Packages.
(Discount is valid for limited time only)

Disclaimer: The information and code presented within this recipe/tutorial is only for educational and coaching purposes for beginners and developers. Anyone can practice and apply the recipe/tutorial presented here, but the reader is taking full responsibility for his/her actions. The author (content curator) of this recipe (code / program) has made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information was correct at time of publication. The author (content curator) does not assume and hereby disclaims any liability to any party for any loss, damage, or disruption caused by errors or omissions, whether such errors or omissions result from accident, negligence, or any other cause. The information presented here could also be found in public knowledge domains.

Learn by Coding: v-Tutorials on Applied Machine Learning and Data Science for Beginners

Please do not waste your valuable time by watching videos, rather use end-to-end (Python and R) recipes from Professional Data Scientists to practice coding, and land the most demandable jobs in the fields of Predictive analytics & AI (Machine Learning and Data Science).

The objective is to guide the developers & analysts to “Learn how to Code” for Applied AI using end-to-end coding solutions, and unlock the world of opportunities!

 

Excel to Python Example – How to count cells between dates

Python Example – Write a Python program to get a list of dates between two dates.

Excel formula for Beginners – How to Sum if by year in Excel