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In OpenOffice (or Excel), I need to calculate the exact number of days that a certain date range falls within a certain year. Eg. the date range 2009/1/1 to 2010/11/01 has 365 days in 2009 and 305 days in 2010. So far it seems a function days_in_year(year;startdate;enddate) does not exist and doing something similar in a formula using WHEN would be quite a long formular.

Does anybody know something small for this purpose (without macros)?

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(for Excel)

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Thank you, this worked perfectly. No idea what my brain did, but my formula was at least thrice that long :-( – Franky Nov 1 '10 at 20:47
@Franky: No problem. Welcome to Super User :) – Mike Fitzpatrick Nov 2 '10 at 2:44

To calculate the number of days between two dates, you can use use the subtraction (-) operator.


Formula     Description
--------    ------------
=A3-A2      Days between the two dates (12)
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To split it into years, you can use the subtraction formula for each year (taking the end of year as YYYY/12/31). – Mehper C. Palavuzlar Nov 1 '10 at 9:07

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