# Find the dates of a work cycle based off of pay date and shift

I thought I could do this with Vlookup, but not so sure.

If I know the pay date and the shift, is it possible to have a formula figure what dates that shift will work during that paydate?

Example: if I enter the pay date of 1/28/11 and also what shift I am looking for (we have 3-4 shifts what rotate), will
vlookup work to find the individual dates of the pay period? The  pay period always starts on a Saturday at midnight and ends on a Saturday at midnight. So the beginning of our pay can be the 7 hours (midnight to 7) or if the last day lands on a Saturday, it would be 17 hours (0700-midnight).

So in this example if I choose the B shift, it would return the dates of 1-8-11 (last 7),  1-10-11, 1-12-11, 1-14-11 and 1-21-11.

I built the beginning of the list what I would try to use to figure this out.

I am thinking I will need something different than a vlookup, because it is based off of the pay date, pay periods and shift.

any help in the right direction is appreciated.

Thanks. EXPERT-FIND-DATE-BOOK.xlsx
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If 1-8-11 shouldn't be a part then use File A and if it should then use File B.

All you need to do is Click on the command button.

Sid

Code Used - File A
``````Private Sub CommandButton1_Click()
Dim aCell As Range
Dim SearchDate As Date, StartDate As Date, EndDate As Date
Dim lastRow As Long, i As Long, outputRow As Long
Range("H5:J" & Rows.Count).ClearContents

SearchDate = Range("I1").Value

Set aCell = Columns(1).Find(What:=SearchDate, LookIn:=xlFormulas, _
LookAt:=xlWhole, SearchOrder:=xlByRows, SearchDirection:=xlNext, _
MatchCase:=False, SearchFormat:=False)

If Not aCell Is Nothing Then
StartDate = aCell.Offset(, 1).Value
EndDate = aCell.Offset(, 2).Value

lastRow = Range("D" & Rows.Count).End(xlUp).Row

For i = 2 To lastRow
If (Range("D" & i).Value = StartDate Or Range("D" & i).Value > StartDate) And _
(Range("D" & i).Value = EndDate Or Range("D" & i).Value < EndDate) Then
If Range("E" & i).Value = Range("I2").Value Then
outputRow = Range("H" & Rows.Count).End(xlUp).Row + 1
Range("H" & outputRow).Value = Range("D" & i).Value
Range("I" & outputRow).Value = Range("E" & i).Value
Range("J" & outputRow).Value = Range("F" & i).Value
End If
End If
Next i
Else
End If
End Sub
``````

Code Used - File B
``````Private Sub CommandButton1_Click()
Dim aCell As Range
Dim SearchDate As Date, StartDate As Date, EndDate As Date
Dim lastRow As Long, i As Long, outputRow As Long
Range("H5:J" & Rows.Count).ClearContents

SearchDate = Range("I1").Value

Set aCell = Columns(1).Find(What:=SearchDate, LookIn:=xlFormulas, _
LookAt:=xlWhole, SearchOrder:=xlByRows, SearchDirection:=xlNext, _
MatchCase:=False, SearchFormat:=False)

If Not aCell Is Nothing Then
StartDate = aCell.Offset(, 1).Value - 1
EndDate = aCell.Offset(, 2).Value

lastRow = Range("D" & Rows.Count).End(xlUp).Row

For i = 2 To lastRow
If (Range("D" & i).Value = StartDate Or Range("D" & i).Value > StartDate) And _
(Range("D" & i).Value = EndDate Or Range("D" & i).Value < EndDate) Then
If Range("E" & i).Value = Range("I2").Value Then
outputRow = Range("H" & Rows.Count).End(xlUp).Row + 1
Range("H" & outputRow).Value = Range("D" & i).Value
Range("I" & outputRow).Value = Range("E" & i).Value
Range("J" & outputRow).Value = Range("F" & i).Value
End If
End If
Next i
Else
End If
End Sub
``````
File-A.xlsm
File-B.xlsm
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Would a VBA code help?

Sid
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Author Commented:
VBA Code is fine. I just don't know how to do very much VBA.

Off to a meeting. I'll keep reading and check back when meeting is over.

thanks
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Quick question. Would 1-8-11 be a part of that dates as the start date is 01/09/11 ?

Sid
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If you change the headers on the 'Figure Dates' tab to DAY 1, DAY 2 etc. to match column F on the 'paydate list' tab, this formula will do what you need:

=INDEX('paydate list'!\$D\$2:\$D\$366,MATCH(1,INDEX(('Figure Dates'!\$D4='paydate list'!\$E\$2:\$E\$366)*('Figure Dates'!E\$1='paydate list'!\$F\$2:\$F\$366),0),0))

place that in cell E4 and you can drag it accross and down

-Brandon
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Hello bvanscoy678,

You can do this with formulas if you want.......

I think the tricky part here is picking up a shift that starts before the pay period starts. How can we know from the data provided that a shift that starts on 8th Jan crosses midnight into 9th Jan and is therefore the first B shift of the period? Which shifts will cross midnight, is it only B?

Assuming that it is then you could use this "array formula" in E2

=IFERROR(SMALL(IF('paydate list'!\$D2:\$D1000>=\$B2-(\$D2="B"),IF('paydate list'!\$D2:\$D1000<=\$C2,IF('paydate list'!\$E2:\$E1000=\$D2,'paydate list'!\$D2:\$D1000))),COLUMNS(\$E2:E2)),""))

confirmed with CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER and copied across as far as required

see attached

regards, barry
26852449.xlsx
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Brandon,

I don't think you can do it that way. I think the idea is that all the shift dates for the specific period need to be shown, so you need to take into account the dates in B2 and C2 which define the start and end of the period - that's what my suggestion does....

regards, barry
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yea i saw that after i posted my response.  It looks like you guys have provided sufficent answers so i'll step down from this one, thanks for pointing it out though.

-Brandon
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Author Commented:
Barry,

Sorry for not providing enough deails. Our shift start at 7am and the run until 7am the next day. it is a 24 hour shift.

I am going to study the array formula and also Sid's code. I'll check back soon.

Thanks
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Author Commented:
Sid,

I tried the B file. I entered the dates and the shift and hit update. is it suppose to populate the boxes right underneath?

KnutsonBM,

I seen you used an index file. I entered the data, but not sure where it changes. Bit lost with index.

Barry,

The array formula seems to work. I need to run some different dates and see I gave you enough info.

Thanks.
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Yes from H5 onwards.

Sid
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I made the formula only look at the day before the period start if the shift was B, if that could potentially be any shift then I'd remove that bit, so formula would be just

=IFERROR(SMALL(IF('paydate list'!\$D2:\$D1000>=\$B2-1,IF('paydate list'!\$D2:\$D1000<=\$C2,IF('paydate list'!\$E2:\$E1000=\$D2,'paydate list'!\$D2:\$D1000))),COLUMNS(\$E2:E2)),""))

regards, barry
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Author Commented:
Sid,

I enter the pay date in I1 and the shift in I2 and hit update. Nothing happends.
I have the macro security to low.

Barry,

Yes, it could be any shift. A, B or C. Depends on where the rotation hits at the start of the pay period.

I'll continue to look at this. Both are way over my knowledge, but still interested in learning from this.

Thanks
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Strange. This is what I get.

Sid
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Author Commented:
I re download it after I grab the kid from the bus. Very interested in both solutions.
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Author Commented:
Both solutions will work perfect. I am going to take some time to find out which one will work the best with the project. Way over my head, but very interesting.

thanks
Brent
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>>Both solutions will work perfect.

Brent: There was no rush :) You could have tested my solution first before awarding points to my post :)

Anyways. If you find any problems, just yell ;-)

Sid
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Author Commented:
No worries, both solutions are good. It will take me a few days to figure out which one to use at it suits the project. But, both are worth points.

thanks
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