#### Number of months between two dates?

```I can't see a formula that calculates the # of months between two dates.
I know that by subtracting the two dates I can get the # of days.

Am I overlooking the formula or does anyone know of an easy way to
calculate the # of months between two dates? I can conceive of a way
that first calculate the number of years, then the number of remaining
months, but that is rather cumbersome, I think, so I'm hoping for an
easier solution.

Thanks
```
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MPBrede (29)
12/1/2011 2:35:55 PM
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```hi,

=((YEAR(B1-A1)-1900)*12-1)+(MONTH(B1-A1))

format standard

--
isabelle

```
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isabelle
12/1/2011 2:54:25 PM
```isabelle wrote:
> hi,
>
> =((YEAR(B1-A1)-1900)*12-1)+(MONTH(B1-A1))
>
> format standard
>

Great! Thanks.
```
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MPBrede (29)
12/1/2011 4:37:42 PM
```For posterity, assuming that this thread will be stored in perpeuity
on a server in a dusty basement somwhere...

.... there is also the unsupported function DATEDIF, which Chip Pearson
(blessings be upon him) describes as being treated like the drunk
cousin of the function family.

So =DATEDIF(date1, date2, "m")

There are alternatives to month: http://www.cpearson.com/excel/datedif.aspx

Cheers,
```
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