This post will guide you how to use Google Sheets EOMONTH function with syntax and examples.
The Google Sheets EOMONTH returns a date representing the last day of the month, n months in the future or past.
The EOMONTH function can be used to get a date that representing the last day of a month which falls a specified number of months before or after date in google sheets. The purpose of this function is to get last day of month or n months in the future or past and its returned values is a last day of month date.
The EOMONTH function is a build-in function in Google Sheets and it is categorized as a Date function.
The syntax of the EOMONTH function is as below:
=EOMONTH (start_date, months)
Where the EOMONTH function arguments are:
- Start_date -This is a required argument. A date that represents the start date.
- months – This is a required argument. the number of months before or after start_date. if you provide a positive number for months, it represents the future date; if it is a negative number, then it represents a past date.
- google sheets stores dates as a serial number, it indicated the number of days since January 1,1900. and the date January 1,1900 is serial number 1.
- if start_date is not a valid date, the EOMONTH function will return the #VALUE! error.
- if months is not an integer, it is truncated.
- If the start_date has a fractional time component, it will be removed.
- If the start_date argument contains a decimal value, it will be removed.
- if you want to change any date n months into the future or past date, you can use the EDATE function.
Google Sheets EOMONTH Function Examples
The below examples will show you how to use google sheets EOMONTH Function to return the serial number.
1# set a positive number for months argument in the EOMONTH function
2# set a negative number for months argument in the EOMONTH function, using the following formula:
3# set an invalid date for start_date argument in the EOMONTH function, type the following formula:
4# set a value that is not an integer for months arguments, using the following formula: