VBA YEAR Function

VBA YEAR Function

Objective of the VBA Year Function:

The VBA Year Function is a built-in function in MS Excel. It has one input argument or parameter. It returns the four-digit year from the specified Year. It is a ‘Data and Time’ type function. Default format of the year function is ‘yyyy’. The VBA Year Function can be used in either procedure or function in a VBA editor window in Excel. We can use the VBA Year Function any number of times in any number of procedures or functions. In the following section we learn what is the syntax and parameters of the Year function, where we can use this VBA Year Function and real-time examples.

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Syntax of VBA Year Function:

The syntax of the VBA Year function is

YEAR(date_value)

Parameters or Arguments:

There is one parameter or argument for the Year function in VBA. That is nothing but ‘date_value’. Where date_value is a date for which the year is to be returned.
There are no parameters or arguments for the Year function.

Where we can apply or use the VBA Year Function?

We can use this VBA Year Function in MS Office 365, MS Excel 2016, MS Excel 2013, 2011, Excel 2010, Excel 2007, Excel 2003, Excel 2016 for Mac, Excel 2011 for Mac, Excel Online, Excel for iPhone, Excel for iPad, Excel for Android tablets and Excel for Android Mobiles.

Example 1: Display current year on the screen

Here is a simple example of the VBA Year Function. This below example macro uses the Year function and displays the four digit year from the specified date. In this case specified date is current date.

'Display Current Year on the screen
Sub VBA_Year_Function_Ex1()
    
    'Variable declaration
    Dim sCurrentYear As Integer
    
    'Assign current Year to variable
    sCurrentYear = Year(Now)
    MsgBox sCurrentYear, vbInformation, "Current Year"
    
End Sub 

In the above example ‘sCurrentDate’ declared as a Integer data type. And Now is a vba function, it returns current system date and time. This variable ‘sCurrentDate’ now contains the four-digit year.
Output:
Here is the screen shot of first example output.
VBA YEAR Function Example 1

 

Example 2: Display current year on the Worksheet

Here is another example of the VBA Year Function. This below example macro uses the Year function and displays the year from the specified date on the Worksheet named ‘VBAF1.Com’ in Range ‘B18’.

'Display Current Year on the Worksheet
Sub VBA_Year_Function_Ex2()
    
    'Variable declaration
    Dim dCurrentYear As Date
    
    'Assign current Year to variable
    sCurrentYear = Now
    Sheets("VBAF1.com").Range("B18") = Year(sCurrentYear)
    
    'or
    'Sheets("Sheet1").Cells(18, 2) = Year(sCurrentYear)
    
End Sub
    

Output:
Here is the screen shot of second example output.
VBA YEAR Function Example 2

 

Example 3: Display last two digits of the Year using Format

Here is one more example with VBA Year Function. This below example macro uses the Date function and changes the format of the date. Finally, it displays the last two digits of the year from the specified date on the screen.

'Format and Display Current Year on the screen
Sub VBA_Year_Function_Ex3()
    
    'Variable declaration
    Dim sCurrentYear As Date
    
    'Assign current Year to variable
    sCurrentYear = Date
    MsgBox Format(sCurrentYear, "yy"), vbInformation, "Current Year"
    
End Sub 

Output:
Here is the screen shot of third example output.
VBA YEAR Function Example 3

Instructions

Here are the instructions to use the VBA Year function in Excel

  1. Open an Excel workbook.
  2. Press Alt+F11 to open VBA Editor window.
  3. Go to Insert menu and click on module from the available options.
  4. Insert above specified macro example.
  5. Select code and click on ‘Run’ command or use Keyboard shortcut ‘F5’.
  6. 6Ex1-Output: It displays four-digit year on the screen.
  7. Ex2-Output: It displays four-digit year on the Worksheet in Rage A1.
  8. Ex3-Output: It displays last two digits form the specified date on the screen.
  9. Note: Difference between first output and second output is format of the year.

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