Generate a random date and/or time

Generating random dates and/or timestamps in Excel is the same as generating any other random number. Keep in mind that no matter how dates and/or timestamps are formatted and possibly edited, the underlying values saved in cells are decimal numbers. Number 1, formatted as a date, will represent January 1, 1900. 44.916 will represent December 21, 2022. 44.916,888111 will be representing December 21, 2022, at 9:18 PM.   Date and/or time stamps should be generated between two dates (within a

EOMONTH function: calculate past or future date from the starting date

You will sometimes need to calculate one date based on another date. Most often, you will need the first or last date of the current month, the first or last date of the current year, the previous or future month, year, quarter dates, etc. No matter what kind of dates you need, the simplest way to generate them will include the EOMONTH function.   The EOMONTH function returns the last day of the month in relation to the start date.

Date and Time in Excel

How are date and time stored and formatted? No matter how date and/or time are formatted and possibly edited, the underlying values saved in cells are still decimal numbers. Given that Excel’s era starts on January 1, 1900, if we enter number 1 in the cell and format it as a date, the date we will see is in fact January 1, 1900.Zero will provide for a nonexistent date of January 0, 1900, and a negative number will result in