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Left formula with IF

Posted on 2011-03-14
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Hi,

I have some left formula with an IF thats not quite working.

The cell highlighted red needs to be the date from cell C4.

Can someone have a look and see where the error is?

Thanks
Seamus
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by:SiddharthRout
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You don't need to use an if formula for that :)

Put this formula there =C4 and then format the cell as mm/dd/yyyy

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Sample attached.

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by:Ingeborg Hawighorst
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Hello Seamus,

since you want the date only when column E is "no", you can use

=IF(E4="No",Int(C4),"")

then format the result cell as date. The INT() will cut off the time portion. Or just use

=IF(E4="No",C4,"")

and format as date without time.

cheers, teylyn
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by:Makrini
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or

=IF(E4="No",TEXT(C4,"mm/dd/yyyy"))
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by:Chris Bottomley
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But for example a formula for that would be:

=IF(E4="No",TEXT(C4,"mm dd yyyy"),"")

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by:jimyX
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Sid means to say no need for LEFT:
=IF(E4="No",LEFT(C4,10),"")
So it becomes:
=IF(E4="No",C4,"")
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Thanks jimy :)

Yes you are right.

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by:SiddharthRout
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Seamus: I re looked at the posts. Though I pointed you in the right direction, I believe Teylyn gave you the exact answer and hence the points should have been split between me and her ;)

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by:Seamus2626
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Thanks Sid, have requested attention and will reallocate.

Thank you
Seamus
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by:SiddharthRout
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Much appreciated :)

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by:Seamus2626
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Nope, thank you!

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Thanks all

Seamus
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