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Need to display date if reference is a date, else the cell above it.

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    Need to display date if reference is a date, else the cell above it.

    I need a formula that will look to the cell right of it and if it is a date, then it will display it. If it is not a date, then it displays the cell above cell with the formula. A simple example has been attached.
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    Last edited by The Phil; 03-19-2010 at 05:23 PM.

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    Re: Need to display date if reference is a date, else the cell above it.

    Hi,

    Does this work?

    =IF(LEN(B6)=9,B6,A5)
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    Re: Need to display date if reference is a date, else the cell above it.

    Quote Originally Posted by oldchippy View Post
    Hi,

    Does this work?

    =IF(LEN(B6)=9,B6,A5)
    Yes and no. It works, but it carries over the format of the date cell and displays it as 2-Mar-10, even thought the properties of the cell are set to display it as 03/02/2010. I added to it though and it works great now. Thanks!!!

    =TEXT(IF(LEN(B67)=9,B67,A66),"MM/DD/YYYY")+0

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