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    Lightbulb Formula help - If (a specific cell) contains any values, then give me the current date.

    My excel spreadsheet is attached.

    In the date column, I want it to look at the order number column, and, once an order number is typed in, I want the date column to automatically show the current date. So for every order number typed in, it will show the date that this happened.

    I know that =TODAY would change the date every day that passes and this would be inaccurate.

    Hope this makes sense, please help

    Thanks in advance Automotive Order Number Template - V2016 - Month - various tabs.xlsx

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    Re: Formula help - If (a specific cell) contains any values, then give me the current date

    Only by macro with Worksheet Event Change

    Lets say Date Column is A and the Order Column is B

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    Re: Formula help - If (a specific cell) contains any values, then give me the current date

    There are a couple of ways to do this. Here's a simple formula-based approach. I had to remove the data validation in column N. If you want the date to update automatically, you won't need it... To get this to work; you need to enable iterative calculatios.

    FILE/OPTIONS/FORMULAS/Enable iterative calculations. I've already done that. In N9, copy down:

    =IF(M9="ENTER CENTRE","",IF(N9="",NOW(),N9))

    Do whatever you need to do to change any cell in column M9 doe=wnawards to anything other than ENTER CENTRE. This will put a non-updating date in the corresponding cell in column N. if you don't want to have to wait till tomorrow; format N as time and check it out...
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