In Excel 2013, I have a date range for the product period:

Column A contains Start Date Eg. 01-AUG-2014 Column B contains End Date Eg. 31-JUL-2015

In Column C I need to map the financial year, which should be 2014-15. Financial year starts on April 1 and ends on March 31 the next year.

My data has financial year from 2001-02 to 2015-16, and currently I write lengthy IF, THEN formulas.

Is there any easier way to do it.


This should solve your problem:


I am not sure if you need to use , or ; in your Excel version (depends on the Language setting).

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This will work:


If we would no have leap years we could write -90 instead of -DATE(YEAR(D10),4,1)+DATE(YEAR(D10),1,1) which would simplify the formula:

  • My excel uses comma (,) The year after the hyphen should be incremented by 1, where year is same for start and end date – Firee Jan 11 '16 at 11:55
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    I edited the answer. If A1 contains 01-AUG-2014 and B1 31-JUL-2015 should then be displayed 2014-15 or 2014-16 in C1? – daniel.neumann Jan 11 '16 at 11:59
  • It works ok for those dates, however for 31-MAR-2014 TO 30-MAR-2015, it reflects 2014-15, instead of 2013-14 – Firee Jan 11 '16 at 12:49
  • Updated. For clarification: 31-MAR-2014 TO 30-MAR-2015 should display 2013-14; 30-APR-2014 TO 30-MAR-2015 should display 2014-15; But what should 20-MAR-2014 TO 30-MAR-2015 display? 2013-14 or 2013-15? – daniel.neumann Jan 11 '16 at 13:25
  • 20-MAR-2014 TO 30-MAR-2015 would display 2013-14 – Firee Jan 11 '16 at 14:13

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