# How to Count Months from Date to Today by Using Excel Formula

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Counting the number of months in Excel is a significant task in our day-to-day activities. Itâ€™s necessary to count the months when keeping track of various projects, tasks, and other things. We must tally the months from the commencement date to the current date in order to keep track. In this article, we will discuss how to count the number of months from date to today by using the Excel formula.

This article will demonstrate how to count months from date to today in Excel by using different functions like MONTH, DATEDIF, YEARFRAC, andÂ YEAR. Letâ€™s suppose we have a sample dataset.

## 1. Using Formula with MONTH Function to Count the Number of Months from Date to Today in Excel

In this section, we will demonstrate how to use the MONTH function to count the number of months from date to today.

Steps:

• Firstly, select cell E5.
• Then, write down the following formula.
`=MONTH(D5)-MONTH(C5)`
• After that, press Enter.

• You will see the number of months between the first personâ€™s joining date and todayâ€™s date.
• Then, use the Fill Handle tool and drag it down from cell E5 to E13.

• Finally, you will get the number of months for all the people in the data set.

## 2. Applying Excel Formula with DATEDIF Function to Count the Number of Months from Date to Today

The use of the DATEDIF function is also a way to count months in Excel between dates in Excel. It is specially intended to determine the time difference in different units, including days, months, and years.

Steps:

• Select cell E5Â andÂ write down the following formula.
• So, the formula for our data set is given below where D5 is the date of the current day and C5 is the date of joining date. Also, M refers to months (full months).
`=DATEDIF(C5,D5,"M")`
• After that, press Enter.

• Then, you will see the number of months between the first personâ€™s joining date and todayâ€™s date.
• Besides, use the Fill Handle tool and drag it down from cell E5 to E13.

• Lastly, the given image shows the number of months between the joining date and todayâ€™s date in the data set.

## 3. Inserting Excel Formula with YEARFRAC Function to Count Months from Date to Today

Here, we will demonstrate how to apply the YEAERFRAC function to count the number of months from date to today in Excel.

Steps:

• Select cell E5.
• Then, write down the following formula.
`=INT(YEARFRAC(C5,D5)*12)`
• In this formula, the YEARFRAC function shows the number of years, so we multiply the number of years by 12 to count the number of months.
• Then, we will apply the INT function to convert the months into an integer value.
• After that, press Enter.

• Then, you will see the number of months between the first personâ€™s joining date and todayâ€™s date.
• Besides, use the Fill Handle tool and drag it down from cell E5 to E13.

• Therefore, the given image shows the number of months between the joining date and todayâ€™s date in the data set.

Read More:Â How to Calculate Years from Today in Excel

## 4. Nesting YEAR and MONTH Functions to Count Months from Date to Today by Excel Formula

In this last section, we will apply the combined formula of the YEAR and MONTH functions to count the number of months from date to today.

Steps:

• Write down the following formula on cell E5.
`=(YEAR(D5)-YEAR(C5))*12+ MONTH(D5)-MONTH(C5)`
• After that, press Enter.

• Then, you will see the number of months between the first personâ€™s joining date and todayâ€™s date.
• Besides, use the Fill Handle tool and drag it down from cell E5 to E13.

• Therefore, the given image shows the number of months between the joining date and todayâ€™s date in the data set.

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## Conclusion

In this article, weâ€™ve covered 4 ways to count months from date to today by using the Excel formula. We sincerely hope you enjoyed and learned a lot from this article. Additionally, if you want to read more articles on Excel, you may visit our website. If you have any questions, comments, or recommendations, kindly leave them in the comment section below.

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