EDATE

The result is a date which is a number of months away from the start date. Only months are considered; days are not used for calculation.

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This function is part of the Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) standard Version 1.2. (ISO/IEC 26300:2-2015)


Syntax

EDATE(Start date;Months)

Start date: a date.

Months: the number of months before (negative) or after (positive) the Start Date.

note

When entering dates as part of formulas, slashes or dashes used as date separators are interpreted as arithmetic operators. Therefore, dates entered in this format are not recognized as dates and result in erroneous calculations. To keep dates from being interpreted as parts of formulas use the DATE function, for example, DATE(1954;7;20), or place the date in quotation marks and use the ISO 8601 notation, for example, "1954-07-20". Avoid using locale dependent date formats such as "07/20/54", the calculation may produce errors if the document is loaded under different locale settings.


tip

Unambiguous conversion is possible for ISO 8601 dates and times in their extended formats with separators. If a #VALUE! error occurs, then unselect Generate #VALUE! error in - LibreOffice Calc - Formula, button Details... in section "Detailed Calculation Settings", Conversion from text to number list box.


Example

What date is one month prior to 2001-03-31?

=EOMONTH("9.14.2001";6) returns 3.31.2002.

Date & Time Functions

DATE

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DATEVALUE

DAY

DAYS

DAYS360

EASTERSUNDAY

EDATE

EOMONTH

HOUR

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MINUTE

MONTH

NETWORKDAYS

NETWORKDAYS.INTL

NOW

SECOND

TIME

TIMEVALUE

TODAY

WEEKDAY

WEEKNUM

WEEKNUM_ADD

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WORKDAY

WORKDAY.INTL

YEAR

YEARFRAC

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