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Date formatted as general makes false statement

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    Date formatted as general makes false statement

    I have inherited a large project that is causing me a problem with the new year causing the false statements in if statements. Thank you in advance for your expert knowledge. I am using excel 2003 and these formulas are written for numbers when in reality the number represents dates. so the formulas are correct but wrong if you are using them as a date.

    Column A has 123110 meaning (12/31/2010)
    Column B has 10311 meaning (1/3/2011)
    Column C has =IF(f2>0,f2,g2)
    Column D has =IF(c2>b2,"L",IF(c2<a2,"E"))
    Column F & G both have 123110 meaning (12/31/2010)

    The result in column D is L which is correct if reading as numbers but as dates it should result in an E.

    I have attached a sample.
    Thank you
    Michelle
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    Last edited by leem; 01-05-2011 at 08:01 PM.

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    Re: Date formatted as general makes false statement

    C2 is equal to A2, so the formula won't give "E" as it is asked to give "E" if it is less than, not less than or equal to.

    Also, you need to convert the numbers to actual dates that Excel understands...

    Try:

    =IF(TEXT(C2,"00-00-00")+0>TEXT(B2,"00-00-00")+0,"L",IF(TEXT(C2,"00-00-00")+0<=TEXT(A2,"00-00-00")+0,"E",""))

    And change other references to dates in the formulas to similarly.
    Where there is a will there are many ways.

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    Re: Date formatted as general makes false statement

    Perfect! Thank you so much.
    Michelle

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