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Excel VBA get x days ago

A quick code snippet to get yesteday's date or a week before from the date the macro is executed.

Sub xDate()

Dim yesterdaysdate, aweekbeforefromtoday

aweekbeforefromtoday = Format(DateAdd("D", -Weekday(Date) - 1, Date), "dd-mmm-yy")

yesterdaysdate = Format(DateAdd("D", -1, Date), "dd-mmm-yy")

MsgBox yesterdaysdate
MsgBox aweekbeforefromtoday

End Sub

A variable can be set to easily change the desired number of days before the current date. 
xMinusDays = -2
yesterdaysdate = Format(DateAdd("D", xMinusDays, Date), "dd-mmm-yy")

xMinusDays is set to -2 will return 2 days before the current date

If  xMinusDays is set to -5 then it will return 5 days before from the current date


VBA code below will return x days ago depends on the value set on the parameter.

To implement in VBA code:


Sub xDate()
Dim xMinusDays
xMinusDays = -365
Dim xdays

xdays = Format(DateAdd("D", xMinusDays, Date), "dd-mmm-yy")

MsgBox xdays

End Sub


xdays will return a year before the current date, since 1 year is 365 days except on leap year.

MSDN link to dig more about date:

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