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if it is a leap year for 29 days or not a leap year for 28 days. The formula
to solve this was horrible:
=DATE(YEAR(A2),MONTH(A2),CHOOSE(MONTH(A2),31,28,31,30,31,30,31,31,30,31,30,31)
+IF(MOD(YEAR(A2),4)=0,1,0))
Well-known Excel guru Aladin Akyurek weighed in with the great answer and
ended the entire discussion. Aladin suggested using the DATE function to move
up to the first of the next month and then simply subtract 1 day, using this
formula:
=DATE(YEAR(A2),MONTH(A2)+1,1)-1
The sheer simplicity of this is beautiful. However, the whole question be-
comes immaterial now that EOMONTH has been promoted to be part of the ac-
tual Excel function set.
Syntax
=EOMONTH(start_date,months)
The EOMONTH function returns the serial number for the last day of the
month that is the indicated number of months before or after start_date. You
use EOMONTH to calculate maturity dates or due dates that fall on the
last day of the month. This function takes the following arguments:
Caution
You must format the result of the EOMONTH formula to be a date to
see the expected results.
start_date
start_date This is a date that represents the starting date. Dates
may be entered as text strings within quotation marks (for example, "1/
30/2015", "2015/01/30"), as serial numbers, or as results of other
formulas or functions (for example, DATEVALUE("1/30/2015")). If
start_dateis not a valid date, EOMONTH returns a #NUM! error.
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