MS Excel: YEAR Function (WS, VBA)
The Microsoft Excel YEAR function returns a four-digit year (a number from 1900 to 9999) given a date value.
YEAR Function (Syntax)
The syntax for the Microsoft Excel YEAR function is:
YEAR( date_value )
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:
- Worksheet function (WS)
- VBA function (VBA)
YEAR Examples (as Worksheet Function)
Let's look at some Excel YEAR function examples and explore how you would use the YEAR function as a worksheet function in Microsoft Excel:
Based on the Excel spreadsheet above, the following YEAR function examples would return:
|=YEAR(A1)||would return 1999|
|=YEAR(A2)||would return 2001|
|=YEAR(A3)||would return 2003|
YEAR Examples (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 you would 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.