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## TODAY (function)

This article discusses the formula syntax and usage of the TODAY described. in Microsoft Excel.

### description

Returns the sequential number of the current date. The serial number is the date / time code that Excel uses for date and time calculations. If the cell format before entering the function "Generally" Excel changes the cell format to date. If you want to display the serial number, you need to change the cell format to General orChange number.

The function TODAY is useful if the current date should always be displayed in a worksheet when it is opened (regardless of when it was opened). It is also useful when calculating time intervals. For example, if you know that a person was born in 1963, you can use the following formula to find the current age of that person in that calendar year:

=YEAR(TODAY ()) - 1963

In this formula, the function is TODAY as an argument for the function YEAR used to determine the current year. Then 1963 is subtracted and the person's age is returned.

Note: If the Function TODAY does not update the date when it is expected, you may need to change the settings that control when the workbook or worksheet is recalculated. click on the File tab Options, and then put it under in the Formulas category Calculation optionsfor sure,that Automatically is selected.

### syntax

TODAY()

The TODAY function syntax has no arguments.

Note: Excel stores dates as serial numbers so that they can be used in calculations. By default, January 1, 1900 is serial number 1 and January 1, 2008 is serial number 39448 because it is 39,447 days after January 1, 1900.

### example

Copy and paste the sample data in the following table into cell A1 of a new Excel worksheet. To see the results of the formulas, highlight them, press F2, and then press ENTER. If necessary, you can adjust the width of the columns so that all data is displayed.

formula

description

Result

= TODAY ()

Returns the current date.

01.12.2011

= TODAY () + 5

Returns the date that results from the current date plus 5 days. For example, if the current date is 1/1/2012, the formula returns 1/6/2012.

06.12.2012

= DATE VALUE ("01/01/2030") - TODAY ()

Returns the number of days between the current date and 01/01/2030. Cell A4 must be formatted using the Standard or Number cell format for the result to display correctly.

31.01.1918

= DAY (TODAY ())

Returns the current day of the month (1-31).

1

= MONTH (TODAY ())

Returns the current month of the year (1-12). For example, if the current month is May, the formula returns 5.

12