# i need to add consecutive months and keep the day the same for ea.

1. ## i need to add consecutive months and keep the day the same for ea.

i'm working on an amortization spread sheet and i need to have the individual
due dates calculated the same way they are in the web examples.

2. ## RE: i need to add consecutive months and keep the day the same for ea.

Basically I need to be able to add 1 month to a previous date.

"Jason" wrote:

> i'm working on an amortization spread sheet and i need to have the individual
> due dates calculated the same way they are in the web examples.

3. ## Re: i need to add consecutive months and keep the day the same for ea.

On Sun, 20 Mar 2005 13:05:03 -0800, "Jason" <Jason@discussions.microsoft.com>
wrote:

>i'm working on an amortization spread sheet and i need to have the individual
>due dates calculated the same way they are in the web examples.

I don't know about the web example, but the only time there is a potential
problem is if the day of the month is >28.

The usual way is to add one month for each row, but to limit the maximum to the
last day of the month.

In order for this to work, you have to always reference back to the starting
date.

So, if StartDate is the date of Payment number one, then the formula:

=EDATE(StartDate,PmtNum-1)

Where PmtNum is the payment number (probably in a column next to the date).

If the EDATE function is not available, and returns the #NAME? error, install

In the Add-Ins available list, select the Analysis ToolPak box, and then click
OK.
If necessary, follow the instructions in the setup program.

If you do not want to load the ATP, then the following formula will do the same
thing, but it's a bit longer :-):

=IF(DAY(DATE(YEAR(StartDate),MONTH(StartDate)+PmtNum-1,DAY(StartDate)))=DAY(StartDate),
DATE(YEAR(StartDate),MONTH(StartDate)+PmtNum-1,DAY(StartDate)),
DATE(YEAR(StartDate),MONTH(StartDate)+PmtNum-1,DAY(StartDate))-
DAY(DATE(YEAR(StartDate),MONTH(StartDate)+PmtNum-1,DAY(StartDate))))

--ron

4. ## Re: i need to add consecutive months and keep the day the same for

Thanks Ron,

I'll give it a shot. i havent seen the "EDATE" function before so that may
do the trick

"Ron Rosenfeld" wrote:

> On Sun, 20 Mar 2005 13:05:03 -0800, "Jason" <Jason@discussions.microsoft.com>
> wrote:
>
> >i'm working on an amortization spread sheet and i need to have the individual
> >due dates calculated the same way they are in the web examples.

>
> I don't know about the web example, but the only time there is a potential
> problem is if the day of the month is >28.
>
> The usual way is to add one month for each row, but to limit the maximum to the
> last day of the month.
>
> In order for this to work, you have to always reference back to the starting
> date.
>
> So, if StartDate is the date of Payment number one, then the formula:
>
> =EDATE(StartDate,PmtNum-1)
>
> Where PmtNum is the payment number (probably in a column next to the date).
>
> If the EDATE function is not available, and returns the #NAME? error, install
>
> In the Add-Ins available list, select the Analysis ToolPak box, and then click
> OK.
> If necessary, follow the instructions in the setup program.
>
>
> If you do not want to load the ATP, then the following formula will do the same
> thing, but it's a bit longer :-):
>
> =IF(DAY(DATE(YEAR(StartDate),MONTH(StartDate)+PmtNum-1,DAY(StartDate)))=DAY(StartDate),
> DATE(YEAR(StartDate),MONTH(StartDate)+PmtNum-1,DAY(StartDate)),
> DATE(YEAR(StartDate),MONTH(StartDate)+PmtNum-1,DAY(StartDate))-
> DAY(DATE(YEAR(StartDate),MONTH(StartDate)+PmtNum-1,DAY(StartDate))))
>
>
>
>
> --ron
>

5. ## Re: i need to add consecutive months and keep the day the same for

On Sun, 20 Mar 2005 17:31:03 -0800, "Jason" <Jason@discussions.microsoft.com>
wrote:

>I'll give it a shot. i havent seen the "EDATE" function before so that may
>do the trick

Good luck. Let me know how it works out.
--ron

6. ## Re: i need to add consecutive months and keep the day the same for ea.

To add one month to a previous date, use:

=date(year(a1),month(a1)+1,day(a1))

--
Regards,
Fred

"Jason" <Jason@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:8BA67D72-8F0E-4C74-83CC-71D85BEAA5DC@microsoft.com...
> Basically I need to be able to add 1 month to a previous date.
>
> "Jason" wrote:
>
>> i'm working on an amortization spread sheet and i need to have the
>> individual
>> due dates calculated the same way they are in the web examples.

7. ## Re: i need to add consecutive months and keep the day the same for

I'm still getting the "NAME?" error, even when I use the long formula you
provided, I'll either get it to install the addin or I'll take it home and
put the addin on my home computerand do it from there.

Either way, I think I'm on the right track. Can't thank you guy enough!!!

"Ron Rosenfeld" wrote:

> On Sun, 20 Mar 2005 17:31:03 -0800, "Jason" <Jason@discussions.microsoft.com>
> wrote:
>
> >I'll give it a shot. i havent seen the "EDATE" function before so that may
> >do the trick

>
> Good luck. Let me know how it works out.
> --ron
>

8. ## Re: i need to add consecutive months and keep the day the same for

IT WORKS !!! IT REALLY WORKS!!!
Thanks fellas, couldn't have figured it out on my own

"Ron Rosenfeld" wrote:

> On Sun, 20 Mar 2005 17:31:03 -0800, "Jason" <Jason@discussions.microsoft.com>
> wrote:
>
> >I'll give it a shot. i havent seen the "EDATE" function before so that may
> >do the trick

>
> Good luck. Let me know how it works out.
> --ron
>

9. ## Re: i need to add consecutive months and keep the day the same for

On Mon, 21 Mar 2005 11:05:03 -0800, "Jason" <Jason@discussions.microsoft.com>
wrote:

>IT WORKS !!! IT REALLY WORKS!!!
>Thanks fellas, couldn't have figured it out on my own

Good to hear. Thanks for the feedback.

Best,

--ron

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