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I need to calculate how many days are left from today to a certain date in the future in a Google Spreadsheet.

How can I do that?

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Found the answer, this formula will do it:


Where "2014-01-08" is the date in the future.

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There are two possible options for you to consider.


  1. "28/06/2015"-TODAY())
  2. DATEDIF(TODAY(), "28/06/2015", "D")

Todays date is: 28/10/2014. The result will be an integer (243).


Make sure to format the outcome as a number and not a date. If you choose the NOW() formula, you introduce a time component. This will break up the calculation and show decimals.

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