MS Excel: YEAR Function (WS, VBA)
Learn how to use the Excel YEAR function with syntax and examples.
The Microsoft Excel YEAR function returns a four-digit year (a number from 1900 to 9999) given a date value.
The syntax for the Microsoft Excel YEAR function is:
YEAR( date_value )
Parameters or Arguments
date_value is a valid date.
The YEAR 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 YEAR 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 YEAR function examples and explore how to use the YEAR function as a worksheet function in Microsoft Excel:
Based on the spreadsheet above, the following Excel YEAR examples would return:
|=YEAR(A1)||would return 1999|
|=YEAR(A2)||would return 2001|
|=YEAR(A3)||would return 2003|
Example (as VBA Function)
The YEAR function can also be used in VBA code in Microsoft Excel.
Let's look at some Excel YEAR function examples and explore how to use the YEAR function in Excel VBA code:
Dim LYear As Integer LYear = Year("12/03/2001")
In this example, the variable called LYear would now contain the value of 2001.