# How to determine how many fiscal years are present from start date to end date.

1. ## How to determine how many fiscal years are present from start date to end date.

Hello Everyone,

I am new to the Exel Forum I am happy to be hear. My companies fiscal years starts in August

7/31/2011 - 8/1/2012
7/31/2010 - 8/1/2011...

I am trying to determine how many fiscal years are in a period of time I have very presice start date and end dates:

10/17/2007 1/4/2010
5/1/2007 12/1/2009
8/1/2008 11/20/2009
10/21/2007 10/31/2009
9/24/2007 10/2/2009
10/1/2008 9/30/2009
2/18/2008 9/4/2009

Any assistance would be much appreciated. Best,

2. ## Re: How to determine how many fiscal years are present from start date to end date.

Hi,

Do you mean how many Complete financial years there are between the dates, or how many August 1st dates there are in the range of dates?

3. ## Re: How to determine how many fiscal years are present from start date to end date.

Hello,

Thank you for responding to my message. I mean how many fiscal years does this range of dates touch, does not have to be the complete fiscal year. Does that make sense?

4. ## Re: How to determine how many fiscal years are present from start date to end date.

With start date in A2 and end date in B2

Formula:
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5. ## Re: How to determine how many fiscal years are present from start date to end date.

Would it be possible to take it one step further and have the result bring back the years instead of the instances?

6. ## Re: How to determine how many fiscal years are present from start date to end date.

Do you need years listed in a single cell, or each year in its own cell?

7. ## Re: How to determine how many fiscal years are present from start date to end date.

Tweaking Jason's formula..

=YEAR(EOMONTH(A2,-7))&"-"&YEAR(EOMONTH(B2,5))-1.

Note:
Fiscal year 2007 begins Aug 1, 2007
Fiscal year 2008 begins Aug 1, 2008 and so on

8. ## Re: How to determine how many fiscal years are present from start date to end date.

Originally Posted by Ace_XL
=YEAR(EOMONTH(A2,-7))&"-"&YEAR(EOMONTH(B2,5))-1
Good call Ace, I think I was trying to overcomplicate the solution with, for example, "2006,2007,2008,2009" rather than "2006-2009"

I would have made a slightly different tweak though,

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9. ## Re: How to determine how many fiscal years are present from start date to end date.

You could also get the same result without EOMONTH, i.e.

=YEAR(A2+153)-1&"-"&YEAR(B2+153)-1

10. ## Re: How to determine how many fiscal years are present from start date to end date.

Brillant! Is there are way to tweek this to have FY 2013 start 8/1/2012, FY 2013 start 8/1/2011 and so on?

11. ## Re: How to determine how many fiscal years are present from start date to end date.

Taking the simple solution provided by daddylonglegs in post #9,

=YEAR(A2+153)&"-"&YEAR(B2+153)

12. ## Re: How to determine how many fiscal years are present from start date to end date.

Originally Posted by jason.b75
Taking the simple solution provided by daddylonglegs in post #9,

=YEAR(A2+153)&"-"&YEAR(B2+153)

Perfect many thanks

13. ## Re: How to determine how many fiscal years are present from start date to end date.

@ terrivega3500

Thanks.

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