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How to Use Excel TODAY Function?

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We all know that Excel is full of features, and we can use it to perform various calculations on it. Sometimes, we want to insert today’s date on the worksheet, and we may forget it suddenly. At that time, we can use the TODAY function. This function is useful when you want to know the current date on your workbook. With this function, you can also find the intervals between the dates.

In this guide, we will see how to use the Excel TODAY Function in Office. Get the official version of MS Excel from the following link:

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Use TODAY Function

Description of TODAY Function

  • It is one of the built-in functions in Excel.
  • The TODAY function in Excel will return the current date on your Excel spreadsheet.
  • This function has no arguments.


  • Here, you will see the syntax of the TODAY function.
  • To apply this function on your spreadsheet, you have to select a cell and enter the formula in the following format.
  • Once you enter the formula, just click on the Enter button to get the result.



Let us see some practical examples to know how to use the TODAY function on your worksheet.

  • Initially, you have to open your Excel workbook on your PC and launch a worksheet that has data.
  • For example, we want to get today’s date in Cell B2 in the worksheet, so that we have entered the formula as shown below.
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Enter the formula
  • Then, we need to click on the Enter button to get the result, as shown in the following image.
  • Today’s Date is 13th Jul 2022, if you want to know the date 20 days before, then you can use the TODAY Function to calculate the interval between the dates.
  • For example, =TODAY()-20 it will print the date before 20 days.
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TODAY function


This article gives you a complete tutorial about the TODAY Function in Excel. we have discussed the syntax and practical examples of the TODAY Function. Leave your comment in case of queries, and please comment on your valuable suggestions as well. To learn more about Excel functions, then visit our webpage

Video Tutorial

The following video will show you how to get today’s date on your worksheet with the help of the TODAY function in Excel.

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