Day of the Year in Microsoft Excel

In this article, we will learn how to calculate the day of the year today. We use the Date function and will return the today date in Microsoft Excel 2010.

We will use the Date function to calculate the date as days and for today date we can use Today function or we can use the today date shortcut. Before learning how we can return the today what day of the year, we will understand the Date Function.

Date: - Returns the number that represents the date in Microsoft Excel date-time code.

The Syntax of Date:- =Date (year, month, date)

For Example:- Year in cell A2, month in cell B2 and date in cell C2.

  • Write the formula in cell D2 =DATE(A2,B2,C2).
  • Press Enter on your keyboard.
  • The function will convert it into date.



To return the day of the year, follow below given steps:-

  • Select the cell A1.
  • Press the key Ctrl+; then press Enter on your keyboard.
  • Today date will show.



  • Write the formula in cell B1.
  • =A1-DATE(YEAR(A1),1,1)+1
  • Press Enter on your keyboard.
  • The function will return the day of the year.



This is the way we can return that today what day of the year in Microsoft Excel.

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