# How to add month to date in Excel

August 5, 2022
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Adding months to date in Excel is easy by using a simple formula and that is the EDATE function.  Most of the time this type of function is used in financial institutions and banking, however, This is a very useful function especially when it comes to adjusting dates or periods. In this article, I will show you step-by-step how you can add month to date in the WPS office Excel/spreadsheet.

Before getting started, let me clear one thing, it does not matter whether you are using the WPS 2016, WPS 2019 or you have a mac or a Windows. Whether you are online or offline. The method of adding months to date would be the same.

Add month to date in excel

Formula: Excel Add Months to Date

=EDATE(start date, number of months)

Below the following steps shows how to Add months to Date in the WPS office Excel/spreadsheet

Step 1: Go to the 'home bar' and select 'Format' then choose 'cell' select 'number' then select 'Date' from the category and then click on 'ok'.

Step 2. to add months to Date you need to add today's date first. In cell 'G5' i have added today's date [the TODAY() function]. Add the exact number of months that you want to add. i have added 4 months as i want to add 4 months from today like this is JUNE so if i add 4 months then it's going to be OCTOBER on same date.

Step 3. Use the =EDATE(G5,G7) formula to add the number of specified months to the start date. Where cell G5 is equal to today's date and cell C5 is equal to the number 4.

How to add 6 months to a date in excel/spreadsheet

Let's see another example of how to add 6 months to a date in excel and check out how it works. You see, by adding 6 months the new date shows after 6 months from now. As it's June 2022, by adding 6 months to date it shows the new date as December 2022.

How to subtract month to date in Excel?

Now, most people have a question that what function to use when we want to put the months before today's date like how to subtract month to date in excel.

Simply, all you have to do is to put a subtract sign in a month and the new date will show the specific month before today's date.

Good news, you have now added months to a date in Excel and now you are ready to go.

Conclusion:

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