Google Sheets

NOW: Google Sheets Formulae Explained

How do you use NOW in Google Sheets?

NOW() is a function in Google Sheets that returns the current date and time. You can use it to calculate the difference between two dates, or to insert the current date and time into a cell.

What is the syntax of NOW in Google Sheets?

The NOW() function in Google Sheets returns the current date and time. The syntax is: NOW()

What is an example of how to use NOW in Google Sheets?

NOW() is a Google Sheets function that returns the current date and time. You can use it to create a timestamp or to add a timestamp to a cell. For example, the following formula returns the current date and time:

=NOW()

When should you not use NOW in Google Sheets?

There are many instances when you should not use NOW in Google Sheets. One example is when you want to compare two dates. If you use NOW in the formula, it will always return the current date, which may not be what you want. Another time you should not use NOW is when you are trying to calculate the difference between two dates. If you use NOW in the formula, it will return the difference in seconds between the two dates, which may not be what you want.

What are some similar formulae to NOW in Google Sheets?

NOW() is a formula in Google Sheets that returns the current date and time.

Other formulae that return the current date and time are TODAY() and TIME().

All of these formulae return a date and time in the form of a serial number. To convert this serial number to a readable date and time, you can use the DATE and TIME functions.

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