exceltime

Convert MATLAB datetime to Excel date number

Description

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e = exceltime(t) returns a double array containing Excel® serial date numbers equivalent to the datetime values in t. Excel serial date numbers are the number of days and fractional days since 0-January-1900 00:00:00, and do not take into account time zone and leap seconds.

e = exceltime(t,dateType) returns the type of Excel serial date numbers specified by dateType. For example, you can convert datetime values to the number of days since 1-January-1904 00:00:00.

Examples

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Create a datetime array. Then, convert the dates to the equivalent Excel® serial date numbers.

t = datetime('now') + calmonths(1:3)
t = 1x3 datetime
03-Apr-2023 06:56:53   03-May-2023 06:56:53   03-Jun-2023 06:56:53

e = exceltime(t)
e = 1×3
104 ×

4.5019    4.5049    4.5080

Input Arguments

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Input date and time, specified as a datetime array.

Type of Excel serial date numbers, specified as either '1900' or '1904'.

• If dateType is '1900', then exceltime converts the datetime values in t to the equivalent the number of days and fractional days since 0-January-1900 00:00:00.

• If dateType is '1904', then exceltime converts the datetime values in t to the equivalent the number of days and fractional days since 1-January-1904 00:00:00.

exceltime does not account for time zone.

Output Arguments

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Excel serial date numbers, returned as a scalar, vector, matrix, or multidimensional array of type double. Excel serial date numbers are not defined prior to their epoch (0-January-1900 or 1-January-1904). Excel serial date numbers treat 1900 as a leap year. Therefore, dates after February 28, 1900 are offset by one day relative to MATLAB® serial date numbers, and there is a discontinuity of one day between February 28, 1900 and March 1, 1900.

Version History

Introduced in R2014b