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    Formula to return sheet name not formatted as Date

    Morning all,

    I have the following formula in cell B1 to return the Sheet Name as the cell value
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    which returns the correct value however I can not format it as a date. Each sheet in the workbook represents a workday with the naming convention 1-13, 1-14 etc.

    How can I modify the formula to take the sheet name (1-13) and have it show in the cell as Wednesday, January 13, 2010?

    Many thanks
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    Re: Formula to return sheet name not formatted as Date

    Try encasing within:

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    format resulting cell accordingly (will be a date value)

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    Re: Formula to return sheet name not formatted as Date

    or if that gives you Jan 1st 2013,

    =DATEVALUE(MID(CELL("filename",A1),FIND("]",CELL("filename"),1)+1,255)&"-"&2010)
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    Re: Formula to return sheet name not formatted as Date

    Quote Originally Posted by sweep
    ...if that gives you Jan 1st 2013
    would only happen if scaffdog was running non-US date format as default... I thought safe to presume not so.

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    Re: Formula to return sheet name not formatted as Date

    Agreed - however, stranger things have happened.

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    Re: Formula to return sheet name not formatted as Date

    Guys encasing the formula as DO suggests
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    and using sweep's
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    both return a #Value! error.

    DO's assumption on my using US Date format is correct.

    Cells are formated as Date:*Wednesday, March 14,2001

    I'm trying this in a new workbook before using it on anything in production.

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    Re: Formula to return sheet name not formatted as Date

    Guys....

    Both of your last 2 suggestions work. Before my first post, my formula was in a production book. After posting, I moved it to a new blank workbook and formatted the cell as a date, however I did not rename Sheet1 to a date. As soon as I did the result was as expexted.

    Sorry for the additional post assuming it did not work.

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