How do I add one month to each date field in a column in Excel 2013

I have a column of date fields that contain different dates. I want to add 1 month to each of the dates.

So if my column/row is the following

A3: 1/2/2014
A4: 1/4/2014
A5: 1/10/2014
A6: 1/15/2014

Whatever formula or method I run will change everything to

A3: 2/2/2014
A4: 2/4/2014
A5: 2/10/2014
A6: 2/15/2014

Answers


You can use the EDATE function which adds a number of months to a give date.

EDATE(A1, 1)

will add one month to the date in cell A1.


That won't do what I need it to do though. I want to update the existing cells to increase the date in each of them. I updated my question to (hopefully) make it clearer. – Scott 33 mins ago

From the comment under the deleted answer(Jerry) (Since I can still see them :p), I guess you want to use VBA. If that is the case then see this.You need to use the DateAdd()

If you check the Excel's help, DateAdd returns a Variant (Date) containing a date to which a specified time interval has been added.

Syntax

DateAdd(interval, number, date)

The interval argument has these settings:

Setting Description
yyyy    Year
q       Quarter
m       Month
y       Day of year
d       Day
w       Weekday
ww      Week
h       Hour
n       Minute
s       Second

Paste this in a module.

Sub Sample()
    Dim ws As Worksheet
    Dim lRow As Long, i As Long

    '~~> Change this to the relevant sheet
    Set ws = ThisWorkbook.Sheets("Sheet1")

    With ws
        lRow = .Range("A" & .Rows.Count).End(xlUp).Row

        For i = 3 To lRow
            .Range("A" & i).Value = DateAdd("m", 1, .Range("A" & i).Value)
        Next i
    End With
End Sub

Since in your example all your dates are in January, this should work: enter 31 in some cell and copy. Select your dates and Paste Special… Add. Simple, but big disadvantage is that this only works for 7 months of the year!


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