\<bookmark_value\>DateSerial function\</bookmark_value\>

DateSerial Function

Returns a Date value for a specified year, month, and day.


DateSerial (year, month, day)

Return value:



\<emph\>Year:\</emph\> Integer expression that indicates a year. All values between 0 and 99 are interpreted as the years 1900-1999. For years that fall outside this range, you must enter all four digits.

\<emph\>Month:\</emph\> Integer expression that indicates the month of the specified year. The accepted range is from 1-12.

Day: Integer expression that indicates the day of the specified month. The accepted range is from 1-31. No error is returned when you enter a non-existing day for a month shorter than 31 days.

The \<emph\>DateSerial function\</emph\> returns the number of days between December 30,1899 and the given date. You can use this function to calculate the difference between two dates.

The \<emph\>DateSerial function\</emph\> returns the data type Variant with VarType 7 (Date). Internally, this value is stored as a Double value, so that when the given date is 1.1.1900, the returned value is 2. Negative values correspond to dates before December 30, 1899 (not inclusive).

If a date is defined that lies outside of the accepted range, LibreOffice Basic returns an error message.

Whereas you define the \<emph\>DateValue function\</emph\> as a string that contains the date, the \<emph\>DateSerial function\</emph\> evaluates each of the parameters (year, month, day) as separate numeric expressions.

Error codes:

5 Invalid procedure call


  Sub ExampleDateSerial
  Dim lDate As Long
  Dim sDate As String
      lDate = DateSerial(1964, 4, 9)
      sDate = DateSerial(1964, 4, 9)
      msgbox lDate REM returns 23476
      msgbox sDate REM returns 04/09/1964
  End Sub

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