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You may have found a scenario in which you are required to convert the older dates to the same date of the current year. You can create a formula that will return the output as required.
You can use a combination of DATE, YEAR, TODAY, MONTH & DAY functions to convert to date of the current year from older dates.
DATE: Returns the number that represents the date in Microsoft Excel date-time code.
year: The year argument can include one to four digits. By default, Excel uses the 1900 date system.
month: The second argument representing the month of the year from 1 to 12 (January to December)
day: The third argument representing the day of the month from 1 to 31.
YEAR: Returns the year of a date, an integer in the range 1900 – 9999
serial_number: The date of the year you want to find.
TODAY: Returns the current date formatted as a date
TODAY function does not have any argument.
MONTH: This function returns the month (January to December as 1 to 12) of a date.
serial_number: It refers to the date of the month that you are trying to find.
DAY: Returns the day of the month, a number from 1 to 31
serial_number: It refers to the day of the month that you are trying to find.
Let us take an example:
- We have some random Dates in column A
- In column B, we want to find the result. A formula that will take the value from corresponding cell & convert it to the same date of the current year.
- In cell B2, the formula would be =DATE(YEAR(TODAY()),MONTH(A2),DAY(A2))
- The Year will be calculated as current year by taking reference from Today function i.e. the function would be YEAR(TODAY()). We will get 2014
- Month & Day are being calculated by taking reference from date in column A. After that, we will get Month as Feb& Day as 25
- Copying the formula in cell B2 to range B3:B11, we will get the desired result.