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    working with dates in formulas

    Hi,
    I have a certain date, e.g. 25/03/2011 in column A. In column B, I would like to have a formula that gives the same date, e.g. 5 years later. In the example, it would be 25/03/2016.
    In column C, I would like to have a formula that gives the first of January of the year following the year in column B. So that would be 01/01/2017.

    How do I do this ?
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    Re: working with dates in formulas

    First part:

    =EDATE(A1,60)

    second part:

    =DATE(YEAR(A1)+6,1,1)

    you may need ; not , as the separator
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    Re: working with dates in formulas

    =EDATE(a1,60) for the date in 5 years time in b1
    =DATE(YEAR(b1)+1,1,1) in c1
    Last edited by davsth; 07-09-2019 at 07:35 AM.

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    Re: working with dates in formulas

    Assuming your original date is in A2, put this in B2:
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    then this in C2:
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    Re: working with dates in formulas

    In A1 Cell
    25-03-2011


    In B1 Cell
    =EDATE(A1,60)


    In C1 Cell
    =EOMONTH(EDATE(B1,12),-MONTH(B1))+1


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    Re: working with dates in formulas

    Hi Jokkebal,

    1st Formula :- In order to get the date of 5 years later, use this formula =DATE(YEAR(A4)+5,MONTH(A4),DAY(A4))

    2nd Formula:- To get the date of 1st January for following year, use this formula =DATE(YEAR(B4)+1,1,1)

    Instruction:- If you have date in A column then use 1st formula in column B and 2nd formula in column C.
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    Re: working with dates in formulas

    it works, thanks to all !

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    Re: working with dates in formulas

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    Re: working with dates in formulas

    you're welcome!!

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    Re: working with dates in formulas

    You're welcome, glad we could help and thanks for the rep.

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