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Julian ( vDate )

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Makah Encarnacao, Soliant Consulting

Calculate Julian Date

Sample Input:
Julian ("6/28/2012")
Sample Output:

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Converts any date into the Julian date for that year. In the sample, the Julian date tells me that 180 days have passed since Jan 1st 2012.

Note: these functions are not guaranteed or supported by Please contact the individual developer with any questions or problems.

This is my Custom Function and I want to edit it


How about just =

1000 * Year ( date ) + DayOfYear ( date )

P.S. "This system is sometimes incorrectly referred to as "Julian Date", whereas the astronomical Julian Date is a sequential count of the number of days since day 0 beginning 1 January 4713 BC Greenwich noon..."

comment, VR
June 29, 2012 8:21am

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