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To solve this problem we will use one of Excel's built-in functions DateAdd. This function provides the ability to Add and Subtract values from a given date. In this request we need to Add 4 years and 1 day to the date in a particular cell. So lets say we start with a spreadsheet that has the following dates that need to have 4 years and 1 day added to them.
The solution to this problem can be approached in a number of ways. In this post we will describe and method that uses VLOOKUP a built-in Excel function to derive the result.
In many cases when working with Excel the we use dates to calculate formulas or display a report. The ability to use the built-in Excel functions that relate to dates and to extend them is a fundamental skill in Excel. This post is the first in a series that will describe the basic use of key functions in Excel for beginners.