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How do I calculate length of service in Excel using Employee

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How do I calculate length of service in Excel using Employee Start date and today's date. I need to represent it as years and months.



Ok, let us say you have the start date in A1, type or paste the following formula in B1:



this will give you the number of months between the start data and now.


Hope this helps. Let me know if you have any questions.


Customer: replied 8 years ago.
John, that just gives me a #VALUE! in B1??

The value in A1 should be a real date in order for the formula to work.


Here is a file with the formula;




Let me know if you are still having a problem

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
So how then do I display as years e.g. 1.5 instead of negative value?


Ok, this one returns the number of years displayed in two decimals.




Hope this helps.


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