Hey there friends! It's your favorite CMO, and I'm excited to share some tips and tricks on one of my favorite Google Sheets formulas: EOMONTH. Are you ready to learn how to add some magic to your spreadsheets? Let's go!
Before we dive deep into EOMONTH, let me quickly explain what a formula is in Google Sheets. To make calculations in Google Sheets, you have to use formulas- they are the heart and soul of making Google Sheets work for you. Now, EOMONTH stands for "End Of MONTH", which is a formula used to calculate the last day of a month. Pretty handy, right?
So, why should you care about EOMONTH? Well, if you're like me, you probably find yourself spending too much time manually calculating the last day of the month. But with EOMONTH, you can do it in seconds! This formula is perfect for invoicing, payroll, and any other spreadsheet needs you may have.
Now, let's get to the fun part and learn how to use EOMONTH. To get started with EOMONTH, you need two inputs: the date you want to find the end of the month for and the number of months you want to move forward or backward. For example:
=EOMONTH(A2, 0) - This formula returns the last day of the month for the date in cell A2.
=EOMONTH(A2, 1) - This formula returns the last day of the month for the date in cell A2, moved one month forward.
=EOMONTH(A2, -1) - This formula returns the last day of the month for the date in cell A2, moved one month backward.
As you can see, the second input is important because it determines whether you want to move forward or backward to find the end of the month you're looking for.
EOMONTH can be even more helpful when you combine it with other functions. For example, let's say you want to calculate the number of days in a month:
=DAY(EOMONTH(A2, 0)) - This formula returns the number of days in the month for the date in cell A2.
Or, maybe you want to calculate the difference between two dates:
=DAYS(EOMONTH(A2, 0), A2) - This formula returns the number of days between the last day of the month for the date in cell A2 and A2.
And that's it! Now you know all about EOMONTH and how it can be used to simplify your Google Sheets experience. If you haven't been using formulas before, I hope this has encouraged you to give them a try and explore all the different functions available.
Remember, the key to mastering Google Sheets is to keep practicing and experimenting with different formulas. Happy spreadsheeting!