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# I need an excel formula

Posted on 2011-09-26
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I need an excel formula that will look at an Assigned Date column and Option Signed column and dermine the Total Number of Days between the dates. Here's the catch, If the Option Signed date is blank, I dont need excel to return a large negative number like I am getting when I simply subtract the two, I need it to calculate the difference in today's day (9/26/11 for example) and the Assigned Date. If you could get it working on the network days too, that would be helpful.

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9-26-11.xlsx
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barry houdini earned 250 total points
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Try this formula for C2 copied down

=IF(B2="",TODAY(),B2)-A2

and for D2

=NETWORKDAYS(A2,IF(B2="",TODAY(),B2))

see attached

regards, barry
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jan24 earned 250 total points
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Try the attached.  Let me know if that does what you are wanting.
9-26-11.xlsx
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Snap!  We both came up with the same solution at the same time!!
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Nice one jan24....!

....and further amendments to make the formula return a blank if both dates are blank......

=IF(A2="","",IF(B2="",TODAY(),B2)-A2)

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=IF(A2="","",NETWORKDAYS(A2,IF(B2="",TODAY(),B2)))

regards, barry
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Same answers only seconds apart so I think its only fair to split...

Thanks again guys...barry as always I appreciate the support.
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Barry is showing off again...
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