Hide the date value

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I need Experts help. How to hide the date value at Column L and N and only displayed once we typed “X” at column B: J?

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Some of the dates in L appear to be manual entry so you not entirely clear but in general you can use a pre-emptive COUNTIF test, ie:


Does that help ?
Ingeborg Hawighorst (Microsoft MVP / EE MVE)Microsoft MVP ExcelCommented:
Hi Theva,

use an IF statement around your date calculation.


see attached.

cheers, teylyn

As I'm unable to upload the XLS, I'm giving you the steps here...

Click on L4
Go to Format-> Conditional Formatting
For Condition 1 Choose "Formula Is" and give this "=IF(COUNTA(B4:J4)=0,TRUE,FALSE)" (without the quotes)
Click on Format and Choose Font color as White

For Condition 2 Choose "Formula Is" and give this "=IF(COUNTA(B4:J4)>0,TRUE,FALSE)" (without the quotes)
Click on Format and Choose Font color as Blue

Click OK.

Use the FormatPainter icon and apply same on all the date columns of Column L.

This way you can hide the dates(atleast from the view)
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ThevaAuthor Commented:
Hi teylyn,

Have checked the file, it shows #Value! at Column O,P and Q. How to prevent this?
Ingeborg Hawighorst (Microsoft MVP / EE MVE)Microsoft MVP ExcelCommented:

the formula in column P needs to be changed to


and applied to all the pertinent cells.

See attached


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ThevaAuthor Commented:

Thanks for helping me.
Ingeborg Hawighorst (Microsoft MVP / EE MVE)Microsoft MVP ExcelCommented:
Thanks for the grade, Theva.

I'd strongly advise against using the conditional formatting solution you accepted as an assist, because the values will still be in the cells and will be calculated (wrongly) into your results, even if they are not immediately visible in the sheet.

cheers, teylyn
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