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Posted on 2012-08-16
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Hi Experts

I am getting a #Name error when I insert the following
Formula in cell B2 =EOMonth(A2,0)+1 when a1 say sep-12
I want B2 to say October 12...
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Question by:route217
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by:Steve
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the second value after the column will shift the number of months (not using +1)
=EOMonth(A2,1) though your formula should still return the first of the next month.
And your error is likely due to the value in A2 being text, not a date.
try typing 01/09/2012 in celss A2 to test if this is the case.
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by:route217
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Many thanks for the feedback
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by:route217
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Hi the barman

I am not after the first of the next month but "October 12" as the end result.
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The EOmonth formula returns an "Excel Date" such as '43564' which then formats to whichever the cell is set to...

To get the month as you wish you would need to take the date and then format it:

for example:

=format(eomonth(now(),1),"mmmm yy")

But this still requires a date where I have put Now()

or change the cell format to "mmmm yy", but this would still have an excel date in the cell.
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by:Steve
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Where above it says =Format it should be =Text the Format is a function of VBA not an Excel formula :)
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