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MS Excel: DAY Function (WS, VBA)

This Excel tutorial explains how to use the Excel DAY function with syntax and examples.

Description

The Microsoft Excel DAY function returns the day of the month (a number from 1 to 31) given a date value.

Syntax

The syntax for the DAY function in Microsoft Excel is:

DAY( date_value )

Parameters or Arguments

date_value
A valid date to return the day of the month.

Applies To

The DAY function can be used in the following versions of Microsoft Excel:

  • Excel 2013, Excel 2011 for Mac, Excel 2010, Excel 2007, Excel 2003, Excel XP, Excel 2000

Type of Excel Function

The DAY function can be used in Microsoft Excel as the following type of function:

  • Worksheet function (WS)
  • VBA function (VBA)

Example (as Worksheet Function)

Let's look at some Excel DAY function examples and explore how to use the DAY function as a worksheet function in Microsoft Excel:

Microsoft Excel

Based on the Excel spreadsheet above, the following DAY examples would return:

=DAY(A1)
Result: 1

=DAY(A2)
Result: 31

=DAY(A3)
Result: 15

=DAY("12/31/2011")
Result: 31

Example (as VBA Function)

The DAY function can be used in VBA code in Microsoft Excel.

Let's look at some Excel DAY function examples and explore how to use the DAY function in Excel VBA code:

Dim LDay As Integer

LDay = Day("12/31/2011")

In this example, the variable called LDay would now contain the value of 31.

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