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Then use the TEXT function to “zero fill” the number.Note: the EOMONTH function returns the serial number of the date. Will you have the survival skills to master our quiz?
For Example =DATE(2014,10,28) gives you 12/28/2014 But here’s a kicker =DATE(2014,10,) gives you 9/30/2014 So with DATE function, these would be the two formulas (considering our initial goal) Last day of the previous month =DATE(YEAR(TODAY()), MONTH(TODAY()),0) Last day of the current month =DATE(YEAR(TODAY()), MONTH(TODAY()) 1,0) Now this trick with the zero as the last argument of the date function is genius. So you can do =DATE(YEAR(TODAY()), MONTH(TODAY()), DAY(TODAY())-2) gives you the date of two days ago.Here are a few more examples of how you can use both functions I can already hear you screaming what about the 1 on the month argument of the DATE function if the current month is December.Well you needless worry about that, you can easily go over 12 and the DATE function simply returns the month using the remainder after the number has been divided by 12 and even adds the number of years it get’s from the division by 12 to the year argument.First off, let’s say we would like to get the date belonging to the last day of the previous and the last day of the current month.Now with EOMONTH that would go Last day of the previous month =EOMONTH(TODAY(),-1) Last day of the current month =EOMONTH(TODAY(),0) You can fiddle with the last argument to get to any month between Jan 1900 and Dec 9999.