Excel counting month difference

Hey experts,

I have a Excel like:

join date      Jan 2009  Feb 2009 ........Mar 2012
2008/1/5          1               1                           1
2010/4/10                                                      1

formula inside =if(or(month(a2)<=month(b2), year(a2)<year(b2)),1,"")

that is, if the column heading date is larger than join date, 1 will be shown. and it works well

now I would like in another worksheet in same setting to set if the column heading date > join date for 6 months, 1 will be shown, else is ""

I try many times but fail........help...................
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Chief EngineerCommented:
How about this?  My join date starts in A2 and my column headings start in B1.

=IF(SUMPRODUCT(--(OFFSET(I1,0,-6,1,6)>\$A\$2))=6,1,"")

Kyle
Mechanical EngineerCommented:
You might try a formula like:
=IF((MONTH(B\$1)+12*YEAR(B\$1) - MONTH(\$A3)-12*YEAR(\$A3))>5,1,"")

This formula counts partial months as full months. For example, if hire date is December 28, 2011, then there will be two months of service in January 2012.

If instead you want to consider partial months as not the same as full months, then try using a DATEDIF formula like:
=IF(\$A2>B\$1,"",IF(DATEDIF(\$A2,B\$1,"m")>=6,1,""))

The sample workbook shows results for the case of row 1 being month beginning dates and also month ending dates.
Month-differenceQ27646260.xlsx

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Author Commented:
very good!
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