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Returns the year specified by a given date.

Common questions about the YEAR formula:
What is the syntax of the YEAR formula in Google Sheets?
How can I extract the year from a date using the YEAR formula?
Are there any additional parameters or options for the YEAR formula?
Can the YEAR formula handle different date formats?

Appropriate usage of the YEAR formula:
The YEAR formula is used to extract the year component from a date or timestamp.
It can be used to perform calculations based on the year, such as filtering data, grouping by year, or calculating the age based on a birthdate.

Potential mistyping of the YEAR formula:
Mistyping the function name as "YEARS" or "YEARs."
Incorrectly referring to the cell or range containing the date argument.
Missing the closing parenthesis at the end of the formula.

Inappropriate usage of the YEAR formula:
Using the YEAR formula on non-date values or text strings that do not represent valid dates.
Attempting to use the YEAR formula on a blank cell, which will result in an error.

Common pitfalls when using the YEAR formula:
Not properly formatting the result cell as a number or date format, which may display the year as a decimal or a serial number.
Forgetting to update the cell references when copying the formula to other cells, leading to incorrect results.

Common mistakes when using the YEAR formula:
Not selecting the entire range of cells when applying the formula to a column or row of dates.
Incorrectly using the YEAR formula within complex formulas or calculations.

Common misconceptions about the YEAR formula:
Assuming that the YEAR formula can automatically recognize dates in any format without proper formatting or conversion.
Believing that the YEAR formula can extract other components such as the month or day.

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Date Functions in Excel & Google Sheets Tutorial

This tutorial covers date math in spreadsheet applications, how to use date formulas & functions in Excel & Google Sheets. Functions covered: NETWORKDAYS.INTL, WORKDAY.INTL, DATEDIF, WEEKNUM, EDATE, EOMONTH, DATE, YEAR, MONTH, DAY, TEXT, DATEVALUE, TODAY, NOW, DAYS.

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