Comparing dates

Excel 2003.  I have two cells with dates A1, B1

I'm trying to compare the dates with results in cell C1 using:

=IF(A1>B1,"A","B")

However my results are always "A".  I've tried the date in mm/dd/yyyy and mm-dd-yyyy with no change in the results.

I believe I have compared dates like this before.  In ideas why this is not working?

Thank you.
thandelAsked:
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Saqib Husain, SyedEngineerCommented:
It should work. Maybe the dates are just text.

Can you upload a sample file?
thandelAuthor Commented:
OK here is the file, pretty straight forward.  I'm pulling my hair out.
Dates.xls
Saqib Husain, SyedEngineerCommented:
Try

=IF(A1>A2,"A","B")

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thandelAuthor Commented:
Oh you mean if I acutally refer to the correct cells it might work?!?!  

LOL!!!! Thanks I need more coffee.
karunamoorthyCommented:
My dear chandel,
What you dis was, your data was in A1 and A2 cell instead of A1 and B1 cell.
Use formula
=IF(A1>A2,"A","B")
then your comparison will work.

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KArunamoorthy
karunamoorthyCommented:
post your remakrs pl.
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