How to use the TODAY function in Excel

In this article, we will learn How to use the TODAY function in Excel.

Today's date value in Excel

In Excel, If you need to use today's date without any trouble, you just need to use this function. For Example working with attendees for the employee. You cannot afford to have human error while doing so. Let's learn how to use the easiest function in Excel. Today function syntax and is explained using an example

TODAY Function in Excel

TODAY function doesn't take any input. It fetches current results from the system. TODAY function extracts the date of the current day in the date format.



Example :

All of these might be confusing to understand. Let's understand how to use the function using an example. Here i will show you some results using the Excel today function. Learn using some snapshots to see how it works

Today function

NOW function is the advanced version of date and time function. It lets you know how to get the date and time both in the same cell.

NOW & TODAY function to get the Current Time

Shortcut keys to perform the same function as above

In the B1 cell use Shortcut key to get current date is Ctrl + ; (semi-colon)

In the B2 cell use shortcut key to get current time is Ctrl + Shift + ; (semi-colon)

In the B3 cell use Ctrl + ; (semi-colon) and After single space use Ctrl +Shift + ; (semi-colon) to get both date & time in the same cell.

Here are all the observational notes using the TODAY function in Excel
Notes :

  1. The TODAY function used in Excel gets updated everyday. Copy and paste value in another cell to use that date.
  2. NOW function gets updated every time you ask your sheet to update function results

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