#### Summary of Difference between dates in years, months, days

```I need to calculate the difference between 2 dates and then total them.
Here's what I have so far:

From                              To                          Length of
Service
01/09/2003                     31/01/2010              6y 4m 30d
01/06/2000                     30/11/2002              2y 5m 29d
Total of Service:                                             ??????????

I've used the following formula to calculate the total days worked:
=DATEDIF(A4,B4,"Y")&"y "&DATEDIF(A4,B4,"ym")&"m "&DATEDIF(A4,B4,"md")&"d"

Problem is I don't know how to add the two together to get the total length
of service.

Thanks
```
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Utf
4/17/2010 12:01:01 PM
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```=DATEDIF(1,B2-A2+B3-A3,"y")&"y "&DATEDIF(1,B2-A2+B3-A3,"ym")&"m
"&DATEDIF(1,B2-A2+B3-A3,"md")&"d"

Depending on how you define length you may have to add 1 to the date
difference (or to one of the dates)
Of course the formula can be shortened by using an intermediate cell for
B2-A2+B3-B2

--
Kind regards,

Niek Otten
Microsoft MVP - Excel

"mardoh" <mardoh@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:5DD7448B-1B9E-470E-857D-03628A82B4FC@microsoft.com...
>I need to calculate the difference between 2 dates and then total them.
> Here's what I have so far:
>
> From                              To                          Length of
> Service
> 01/09/2003                     31/01/2010              6y 4m 30d
> 01/06/2000                     30/11/2002              2y 5m 29d
> Total of Service:                                             ??????????
>
> I've used the following formula to calculate the total days worked:
> =DATEDIF(A4,B4,"Y")&"y "&DATEDIF(A4,B4,"ym")&"m "&DATEDIF(A4,B4,"md")&"d"
>
> Problem is I don't know how to add the two together to get the total
> length
> of service.
>
> Thanks

```
 0
Niek
4/17/2010 12:45:57 PM
```And of course the whole thing gets a bit doubtful as months have different
lengths, and if you haven't got one unique starting date you don't really
know how many days to include in a month, but Niek's idea is about as good
as you can do.
--
David Biddulph

"Niek Otten" <nicolaus@xs4all.nl> wrote in message
news:0B637316-27F8-4CE6-A48C-3E43451152DC@microsoft.com...
> =DATEDIF(1,B2-A2+B3-A3,"y")&"y "&DATEDIF(1,B2-A2+B3-A3,"ym")&"m
> "&DATEDIF(1,B2-A2+B3-A3,"md")&"d"
>
> Depending on how you define length you may have to add 1 to the date
> difference (or to one of the dates)
> Of course the formula can be shortened by using an intermediate cell for
> B2-A2+B3-B2
>
> --
> Kind regards,
>
> Niek Otten
> Microsoft MVP - Excel
>
> "mardoh" <mardoh@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:5DD7448B-1B9E-470E-857D-03628A82B4FC@microsoft.com...
>>I need to calculate the difference between 2 dates and then total them.
>> Here's what I have so far:
>>
>> From                              To                          Length of
>> Service
>> 01/09/2003                     31/01/2010              6y 4m 30d
>> 01/06/2000                     30/11/2002              2y 5m 29d
>> Total of Service:                                             ??????????
>>
>> I've used the following formula to calculate the total days worked:
>> =DATEDIF(A4,B4,"Y")&"y "&DATEDIF(A4,B4,"ym")&"m "&DATEDIF(A4,B4,"md")&"d"
>>
>> Problem is I don't know how to add the two together to get the total
>> length
>> of service.
>>
>> Thanks
>

```
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David
4/17/2010 12:59:10 PM
```Much appreciated Niek.
Thank you.

"Niek Otten" wrote:

> =DATEDIF(1,B2-A2+B3-A3,"y")&"y "&DATEDIF(1,B2-A2+B3-A3,"ym")&"m
> "&DATEDIF(1,B2-A2+B3-A3,"md")&"d"
>
> Depending on how you define length you may have to add 1 to the date
> difference (or to one of the dates)
> Of course the formula can be shortened by using an intermediate cell for
> B2-A2+B3-B2
>
> --
> Kind regards,
>
> Niek Otten
> Microsoft MVP - Excel
>
> "mardoh" <mardoh@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:5DD7448B-1B9E-470E-857D-03628A82B4FC@microsoft.com...
> >I need to calculate the difference between 2 dates and then total them.
> > Here's what I have so far:
> >
> > From                              To                          Length of
> > Service
> > 01/09/2003                     31/01/2010              6y 4m 30d
> > 01/06/2000                     30/11/2002              2y 5m 29d
> > Total of Service:                                             ??????????
> >
> > I've used the following formula to calculate the total days worked:
> > =DATEDIF(A4,B4,"Y")&"y "&DATEDIF(A4,B4,"ym")&"m "&DATEDIF(A4,B4,"md")&"d"
> >
> > Problem is I don't know how to add the two together to get the total
> > length
> > of service.
> >
> > Thanks
>
```
 0
Utf
4/17/2010 1:41:01 PM
```Glad it helps you. But do keep David's warnings in mind!

--
Kind regards,

Niek Otten
Microsoft MVP - Excel

"mardoh" <mardoh@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:1578064E-D178-45FB-85D9-DD84787FFBDD@microsoft.com...
> Much appreciated Niek.
> Thank you.
>
> "Niek Otten" wrote:
>
>> =DATEDIF(1,B2-A2+B3-A3,"y")&"y "&DATEDIF(1,B2-A2+B3-A3,"ym")&"m
>> "&DATEDIF(1,B2-A2+B3-A3,"md")&"d"
>>
>> Depending on how you define length you may have to add 1 to the date
>> difference (or to one of the dates)
>> Of course the formula can be shortened by using an intermediate cell for
>> B2-A2+B3-B2
>>
>> --
>> Kind regards,
>>
>> Niek Otten
>> Microsoft MVP - Excel
>>
>> "mardoh" <mardoh@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:5DD7448B-1B9E-470E-857D-03628A82B4FC@microsoft.com...
>> >I need to calculate the difference between 2 dates and then total them.
>> > Here's what I have so far:
>> >
>> > From                              To                          Length of
>> > Service
>> > 01/09/2003                     31/01/2010              6y 4m 30d
>> > 01/06/2000                     30/11/2002              2y 5m 29d
>> > Total of Service:
>> > ??????????
>> >
>> > I've used the following formula to calculate the total days worked:
>> > =DATEDIF(A4,B4,"Y")&"y "&DATEDIF(A4,B4,"ym")&"m
>> > "&DATEDIF(A4,B4,"md")&"d"
>> >
>> > Problem is I don't know how to add the two together to get the total
>> > length
>> > of service.
>> >
>> > Thanks
>>

```
 0
Niek
4/17/2010 1:46:28 PM

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