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How to use Excel YEAR function


All the basic information regarding Excel YEAR function is listed in the table below. (This data is regularly updated from Microsoft and several resources)

Function: YEAR
Function Category: Date and time
Description: Returns a four-digit year (a number from 1900 to 9999) given a date value
Return Value: A number representing year.
Syntax: =YEAR (date)
Applies to: Excel 2016, Excel 2013, Excel 2011 for Mac, Excel 2010, Excel 2007, Excel 2003, Excel XP, Excel 2000
Other languages: English: YEAR
French: ANNEE
German: JAHR
Spanish:  AÑO
Dutch: JAAR
Italian: ANNO
Russian: ГОД
Danish: ÅR
Swedish: ÅR
Portuguese (Brazil): ANO
Polish: ROK
Finnish: VUOSI
Norwegian: ÅR
Portuguese (Portugal): ANO
Czech: ROK
Hungarian: ÉV
Turkish: YIL
All Other Languages: YEAR
Related Functions: DATE, DAY, MONTH



Syntax details with an example regarding the correct usage of YEAR function can be seen below.


=YEAR (date)

date date – A date from which to extract the year.



Check the video below to see how to use the YEAR formula with some examples:



Here we provide a list of useful links which we think can be useful while trying to learn the function usage with some examples and tips.

Microsoft Office support page – Excel YEAR function:



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