Advance date by one month

Posted on 2008-10-19
Last Modified: 2013-11-25
Is there a VBA code that can look to a cell with a date entered in text format "Sep-07" for example and automatically change it to the next month in text format "Oct-07".  Then when it sees "Dec-07" it will change the datge to "Jan-08"?  The text format is iimportant because other cells refer to the date in text format to retrieve data.
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by:Saurabh Singh Teotia
ID: 22752625
What exactly you want to do...???

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Chris Bottomley earned 250 total points
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You can replace activecell with a specific address but try:

ActiveCell.Value = DateAdd("m", 1, ActiveCell)


Author Comment

ID: 22752792
Chris -

I added the code, but it advanced the date to 10/7/2008.  I need it to advance one month and maintain text format to read Oct-08.

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by:Saurabh Singh Teotia
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A few changes in the chris code will do what you want...which is...

ActiveCell.Value = format(DateAdd("m", 1, ActiveCell),"mmm-yy")


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Thanks to each of you.  Worked like a charm!
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Expert Comment

by:Chris Bottomley
ID: 22752854
Your welcome, thanks for the quick response ... I was about to post a change to ensure the correct number format of the cell but Saurab's way is good as well ... there being many ways to the same end.


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