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Definition of YEAR

Returns the year specified by a given date.

Sample Usage





  • date - The date from which to calculate the year. Must be a cell reference to a cell containing a date, a function returning a date type, or a number.


  • Ensure that the input to the function is either a reference to a cell containing a date, a function which returns a date object such as DATEDATEVALUE or TO_DATE, or a date serial number of the type returned by the N function.
  • YEAR does not autoconvert number formats in the same way that Google Sheets does upon direct entry into cells. Therefore, YEAR(10/10/2000) is interpreted as YEAR(0.005), the quotient of 10 divided by 10 divided by 2000.

See Also

WEEKDAY: Returns a number representing the day of the week of the date provided.

TO_DATE: Converts a provided number to a date.

N: Returns the argument provided as a number.

MONTH: Returns the month of the year a specific date falls in, in numeric format.

DAY: Returns the day of the month that a specific date falls on, in numeric format.

DATEVALUE: Converts a provided date string in a known format to a date value.

DATE: Converts a provided year, month, and day into a date.

In order to use the YEAR formula, start with your edited Excellentable:

Then type in the YEAR Formula in the area you would like to display the outcome:

By adding the value you would like to calculate the YEAR formula for, Excellentable will generate the outcome:



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