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SYD: Google Sheets Formulae Explained

How do you use SYD in Google Sheets?

In Google Sheets, you can use the SYD function to return the number of days between two dates. The SYD function can be used to calculate the number of days between two dates, or to calculate the number of days until a future date.

What is the syntax of SYD in Google Sheets?

The syntax of SYD in Google Sheets is as follows:

=SYD(start_date, end_date, basis)

start_date - The start date of the period you want to calculate.

end_date - The end date of the period you want to calculate.

basis - The type of basis you want to use. Options are DAY, WEEK, MONTH, QUARTER, or YEAR.

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

One way to use the SYD function in Google Sheets is to calculate the number of days between two dates. For example, the following formula returns the number of days between the date in cell A1 and the date in cell A2:

=SYD(A1,A2)

Another way to use the SYD function is to calculate the number of days until a future date. For example, the following formula returns the number of days until the date in cell A1:

=SYD(A1,TODAY())

When should you not use SYD in Google Sheets?

There are a few instances when you should not use SYD in Google Sheets. If you are working with a large data set, SYD can slow down the function. Additionally, if you are referencing a range that is not on the current sheet, SYD will not work. Lastly, SYD will not work if you are referencing a cell that is not in the current row or column.

What are some similar formulae to SYD in Google Sheets?

There are a few similar formulae to SYD in Google Sheets. Some of these include "DATEDIF," which calculates the difference between two dates in days, months, and years, "TODAY," which returns the current date, and "NOW," which returns the current date and time. Additionally, there are a few other formulas that can calculate the difference between two dates, such as "DAYS," "MONTHS," and "YEARS."

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