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    Stop a formula if a cell has certain text but retain figure

    Hello All, I have a question which I will try and keep as simple as possible.

    I have certain cells counting up from a date which i would like to stop counting when certain criteria are met.

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    If cell F2 has no date then T2 is to count the number of days from the date in D2.
    If F2 has a date then T2 is to stop counting the date in D2 but retain the value, same thing should happen when a date is entered into K2.
    If a date is in F2 then U2 is to start counting from that date and stop once a date has been entered into K2, U2 is to retain value.

    Hope this makes sense, also D2 will always have a date.

    Thank you in advance for any help.

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    Re: Stop a formula if a cell has certain text but retain figure

    What do you have in T2 and U2 right now?

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    Re: Stop a formula if a cell has certain text but retain figure

    I have attached an example
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    Re: Stop a formula if a cell has certain text but retain figure

    I focused on your description using "counting", where it seems like all you are really doing is showing elapsed days between dates.

    If a date is placed into F2, wouldn't T2 be the elapsed time from D2 to F2?

    Similarly, if a date is placed in K2, wouldn't U2 be the elapsed time from F2 to K2?

    If so then these formulas would apply, without having to use VBA:

    T2: =IF(D2="","",IF(F2="",TODAY(),F2)-D2)

    U2: =IF(F2="","",IF(K2="",TODAY(),K2)-F2)

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